Standing accused of any criminal act implies potentially grave consequences, but the law is particularly harsh on groups who conspire to commit large-scale crimes involving drugs, fraud or other heinous activities.
You might find yourself facing criminal conspiracy charges if you fraternize with individuals who have deplorable intentions or even if you are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. It is important to keep in mind that you have the right to defend yourself against such charges and that there are resources available to help you.
How does Georgia law define criminal conspiracy?
Georgia legal code explains that criminal conspiracy takes place if any individual involved in conspiring to commit a crime acts overtly to effect that crime. This means that individuals involved in planning or discussing a crime might face criminal charges even if they do not participate in carrying out the crime. Authorities might also charge individuals who knew about the crime and neglected to take preventative action.
How can you defend against a criminal conspiracy charge?
Establishing that you are not guilty of participating in a criminal conspiracy will likely hinge on the defense that you were unaware of any conspiracy nor any plans or intentions to commit a crime. In some cases, an individual might be under duress or other external influence to further a crime without their knowledge. Your defense team can help you collect and present evidence showing that you had no plans or intentions to participate in a conspiracy.
Criminal conspiracy charges often escalate to the level of a federal felony, especially if the crime involves a large amount of illegal substances. It is in your best interest to exercise your rights to the fullest and prepare a strong defense that asserts your lack of involvement in any such conspiracy.