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Conspiracy To Commit a Drug Crime

Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases

Accused of conspiring to commit a drug crime?

According to federal drug laws, it is illegal to conspire with one or more people to commit a drug-related crime anywhere in the United States. Even if you have not yet carried out of the intended crime, you could be punished as if you had. In order to establish that a defendant had, in fact, conspired to commit a drug crime, however, the prosecution must be able to prove that three different factors existed, including:

  1. There was an agreement between two or more people to commit a drug crime or violate federal drug laws
  2. Each conspirator knew of the agreement and intended to carry out the crime or violate federal drug laws
  3. There was at least one act in furtherance of the intended conspiracy

If the government is successful in proving all three points, the defendant could face serious legal penalties upon their conviction. Conspiracy charges are usually only implemented in cases that involve the sale, traffic or distribution of a substantial amount of drugs, however, as the federal government uses this as a tool in their war against drug crime throughout the U.S.

Avoid Increased Charges & Penalties

Many times, prosecutors will attach a conspiracy charge onto other drug charges such as criminal possession or sale of a controlled substance. Because conspiracy generally refers to colluding with another person or persons to commit a crime, you can often see these charges combined with others if there was anyone else involved in your alleged crime.

The New York City criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser are very experienced in handling all types of drug crimes, including those that violate state and federal laws, so do not hesitate to act quickly. Failing to provide yourself with a solid defense could result in a prison sentence of 20 years to life.

Defending Yourself Against a Prison Sentence

Your defense needs to be solid, well-rounded and well-prepared to handle and deflect whatever the prosecutor might throw at you. Your drug defense lawyer will be able to research your case fully in order to provide you the best possible defense that is aimed at obtaining a reduced or dismissed sentence.

Your lawyer should understand that this is a very difficult and stressful time for you. Facing jail time is extremely unsettling and can cause great upset and turmoil in your life. Fortunately, you can get help from a compassionate drug crime lawyer who will aggressively and vigorously defend you in and out of court.

To learn more, contact a NYC criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser today. We handle cases in Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan, and Scarsdale​, so don't hesitate to contact us for help.

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