Michigan Conspiracy Attorneys
We Bring Clients an Aggressive Defense Strategy
At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, we are known for our aggressive, robust defense strategy. We are not afraid to take cases to trial, and our criminal defense lawyers have over 20 years of experiencing handling conspiracy cases. When we work with a client, we work hard to get to know all the circumstances of their case and their life as this enables us to bring clients the customized legal defense they deserve. If you are being investigated for conspiracy or if charges have already been brought against you, we can help.
Why Are Conspiracy Cases So Complicated?
Conspiracy involves two or more people forming an agreement to violate federal law. What many people aren’t aware of is that the agreement to do something unlawful in and of itself is considered a criminal act, as is the crime that is being planned. However, in order to prosecute someone for conspiracy, some overt action must take place as the existence of the agreement on its own is not enough.
That overt action is defined as something being done by one or more of the involved parties in an attempt to accomplish the goal of the conspiracy. Interestingly, that overt action does not necessarily have to be something unlawful. For example, something as simple as crossing the street can be counted as the overt act as long as it was done to further the conspiracy.
Three common conspiracy defense strategies are:
- Mere presence
- Knowing participation
- Withdrawal from a conspiracy before any overt act is committed
Effectively defending someone against conspiracy charges can be tricky, and many things must be considered. In addition to the particular aspects of the conspiracy itself, a competent conspiracy defense attorney will also research the circumstances surrounding the case. Using a detailed approach like this will enable your lawyer to devise a defense strategy that is best for you.