Individuals in Long Beach can be convicted of conspiracy for agreeing to commit a crime with someone else. Conspiracy charges can be handled in state courts or federal courts. The penalties for a conspiracy conviction can include incarceration and incredibly high fines.
You will have the best chances for beating a conspiracy charge if you get help from a skilled conspiracy lawyer in Long Beach right away. Building a successful defense takes time. The sooner you get help, the sooner your lawyer will be able to investigate your case and protect you from prosecutors and law enforcement officers.
Get professional help by contacting the Simmrin Law Group today. We’ve built our reputation on defending clients in and out of the courtroom. Contact us now to find out what our Long Beach criminal defense lawyers can do for you.
Make Sure You Understand Conspiracy Charges
Conspiracy charges can be confusing since you could be prosecuted in:
The state of California prosecutes conspiracy using Penal Code 182. The penalties for conspiracy in state court will vary based on the crime you conspired to commit. If you conspired to commit fraud or a misdemeanor, you may be charged with either a misdemeanor a felony. The penalties for this type of conspiracy can include:
- Up to $10,000 in Fines
- Up to 3 Years in Jail
If you are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, you will be penalized for the felony.
The federal court system generally hands down harsher penalties than state courts. There are a wide range of possible federal conspiracy charges. The most severe of these charges can lead to:
- Up to $1 Million in Fines
- Up to 20 Years in Prison
Note that if you were involved in conspiracy to commit murder, you could face life in prison.
Conspiracy Charges and Organized Crime
The federal court system often uses conspiracy charges to prosecute individuals involved in organized crime around the country. The penalties for conspiracy charges related to organized crime are generally harsher than you would otherwise face.
Examples of conspiracy charges used when dealing with organized crime can include:
- Conspiracy to Restrain Trade
- Conspiracy to Monopolize Trade
- Conspiracy Against Citizens’ Rights
- Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering
Federal courts will work incredibly hard to prosecute individuals that they believe have ties to organized crime. You need an aggressive defense on your side if you are facing any of these charges.
Let Us Help You Handle Conspiracy Charges in Long Beach
Dealing with a conspiracy charge can feel overwhelming. You do not have to deal with the stress of building a solid defense on your own. The conspiracy lawyers at the Simmrin Law Group understand the challenges you’ll face in either state or federal court.
We will work tirelessly to provide you with a rock-solid defense. Our team may be able to:
Police officers sometimes use illegal means to gather evidence. We will dig into your case to that any violations of your rights are exposed. The case against you will be weaker if we can get illegally obtained evidence thrown out.
Reduce Your Charges
Depending on your situation, your best option may be agreeing to a plea bargain. Plea bargains offer reduced charges and penalties, in exchange for an admission of guilt. We understand what it takes to negotiate prosecutors around to a fair deal for our clients.
Get Your Case Dismissed
In some cases, we can argue that your case should be dismissed outright. If much of the evidence against you is thrown out, you may not have to worry about the charges against you at all.
Secure a Not Guilty Verdict
The Simmrin Law Group has the experience to defend you in the courtroom. We will stand up and argue for your innocence in front of a judge and jury. Our goal will be ensuring you are declared not guilty.
Long Beach Conspiracy Lawyers Can Help You
A conspiracy charge does not have to result in incarceration and high fines. You can fight back by contacting the Simmrin Law Group today for a FREE consultation about your situation. Our team of conspiracy lawyers in Long Beach can provide you with an exceptional defense in your time of need.
Call (310) 997- 4688 or fill out our online contact form so we can start building your defense.