Conspiracy means an agreement between two or more persons to commit any crime and some act taken to commit the crime. The prosecutor must prove the accused intended to agree and did agree with one or more persons to commit a specific crime and that at the time of the agreement, the accused and others intended that one or more would commit the crime. Also, the prosecutor must prove the accused or the co-participants committed at least one overt act to accomplish the crime but, the prosecutor does not have to prove any of the members of the conspiracy actually met or came to a detailed or formal agreement.
However, someone who merely accompanies or associates with members of a conspiracy but who does not intend to commit the crime is not guilty of conspiracy, and evidence that the accused did an act or made a statement that helped accomplish the goal of the conspiracy is not enough, by itself, to prove that the accused is guilty of conspiracy.
The crime of conspiracy can often be difficult for the prosecutor to prove, which is why you need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney like H.A. Sala to effectively prepare and advance your defense in court.
If you are charged with Conspiracy, contact the Law Offices of H.A. Sala.