Federal Conspiracy Charges in Arizona

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Whether you were allegedly involved in a money laundering scheme or drug manufacturing venture that didn’t even come to fruition, you could still be charged with conspiracy. In other words, the actual crime is not necessary to prosecute a conspiracy case.

If you are currently under federal investigation for conspiracy in Arizona, Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys is here to help you obtain the outcome you desire. We can examine your case and formulate a strong defense strategy to get your life back on the right track.

Federal Conspiracy Law & Penalties

Criminal conspiracy refers to an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime or to conduct an illegal act. U.S.C. Title 18, Chapter 19 prohibits conspiracies to defraud a federal institution, conspiracies to impede or injure an officer, and conspiracies to commit violent crimes.

Although intent is a main element in any federal conspiracy case, only “general intent” to violate the law is required, meaning proof of the offenders’ specific intent to violate the law is not necessary, only an agreement to engage in the illegal activity. The federal maximum penalty for conspiracy is a prison sentence of up to five years.

Fortunately, Arizona law requires that – in order to be convicted of conspiracy – there needs to have been an agreement in addition to an overt act towards committing the criminal act. For instance, if two people agree to rob a bank, they can only be convicted if they actually do something toward fulfilling the goal, such as purchasing weapons to commit armed robbery.

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