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Aggressive Representation for New Yorkers Charged With Federal Conspiracies
If you are facing federal conspiracy charges, you need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney to help protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. The Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi P.L.L.C. has the experience to help you navigate the complex legal process and develop the best defense strategy for your case. Our federal conspiracy defense attorney is a former prosecutor who uses his expertise in prosecution tactics to provide the strongest defense for his clients.
We understand that facing federal conspiracy charges can be daunting, and our experienced team is here to provide you with personalized attention and care throughout the entire process. No matter what type of federal conspiracy charge you are facing, we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome.
What is Federal Conspiracy?
Federal criminal conspiracy is the act of two or more individuals agreeing to commit a federal crime and taking some overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy. It does not matter if the crime was actually committed or not, as long as the individuals involved agreed to commit the crime.
Federal Conspiracy Charges
Federal conspiracy charges can be brought for a variety of crimes, including:
- Drug Trafficking
- Money Laundering
- Tax Fraud
- Immigration Fraud
- Computer Fraud
- Securities Fraud
Federal Conspiracy Laws
Federal conspiracy charges are typically prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. § 371, which makes it a crime to conspire to commit any offense against the United States or to defraud the United States. The penalties for federal conspiracy charges can be severe, including fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of property.
Defenses Against Federal Conspiracy Charges
The specific defenses against federal conspiracy charges will depend on the facts and circumstances of each case. However, some common defenses include lack of agreement, withdrawal from the conspiracy, entrapment, insufficient evidence, and mistake of fact.
Lack of Agreement
One of the key elements of a federal conspiracy charge is an agreement between two or more individuals to commit a federal crime. If the defendant did not have an agreement with another person to commit a crime, they cannot be convicted of federal conspiracy.
Withdrawal from the Conspiracy
If the defendant withdrew from the conspiracy before the crime was committed, they may have a defense to federal conspiracy charges. To establish this defense, the defendant must prove that they took affirmative steps to renounce the conspiracy and prevent its commission.
If the defendant was induced or coerced by law enforcement to participate in the conspiracy, they may have a defense of entrapment. This defense may apply if the defendant had no previous intent to participate in criminal activity, but was induced or coerced by law enforcement to participate in the conspiracy.
To prove a federal conspiracy charge, the prosecution must present evidence demonstrating that the defendant agreed with another person to commit a federal crime and took an overt act in furtherance of the agreement. If the prosecution’s evidence is weak or insufficient to prove these elements, the defendant may have a defense to the federal conspiracy charge.
Mistake of Fact
If the defendant believed that the conduct they were participating in was legal, they may have a defense of mistake of fact.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you are facing federal conspiracy charges, it is crucial to have an experienced federal conspiracy defense attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi P.L.L.C., we provide aggressive and experienced criminal defense representation for federal conspiracy charges. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are ready to fight for your rights and protect your freedom.