Criminal Conspiracy In Pennsylvania

September 25, 2017By Brian Manchester

Have you or someone you know been charged with Criminal Conspiracy in Pennsylvania? The charge of Criminal Conspiracy in Pennsylvania can have very serious consequences that can include many years in prison and thousands in fines just for a single charge.

What Are Criminal Conspiracy Charges?

This is a crime that must involve at least two people. It is an agreement to conspire together to commit a crime with the intent of facilitating the commission of the crime by attempting, solicitation to commit the crime or actually committing the crime, or agreeing to aid in the planning of the attempt, solicitation, or the act of the crime.

There can only be one conspiracy charge per person for the entire group. You should not be charged with multiple conspiracy charges for the same underlying criminal charge. In other words, it does not matter how many conspirators there are it is the same conspiracy agreement, thus there should only be one conspiracy charge.

The gravity of this offense depends on the underlying crime that the conspiracy is about. The way the charge is laid out is Conspiracy to commit (the underlying charge). Whatever the underlying charge is, is determines the gravity of the offense. Meaning that if the underlying charge is to commit a summary harassment, and then the Conspiracy will be charged as a summary at the same level as the harassment charge, whether or not the actual harassment offense occurred. This includes any offense that can be the underlying offense. Thus you could face life in prison if the underlying offense is murder. It does not matter if they underlying offense actually occurred, all that matters is that there were the agreement and an action to further the agreement to commit the underlying offense.

Contact a Criminal Conspiracy Charges

As you can see being charged with Criminal Conspiracy in Pennsylvania is very serious offense. The results of a conviction could possibly result in spending decades in prison. If the police arrest you Criminal Conspiracy it is very important to be polite but remain silent and request to speak with your lawyer right away. Anything you say can and will be used against you. With so much at risk, it is important that you exercise your constitutional rights from the very beginning.

It is extremely important to contact an experienced law firm right away in you or someone you know is charged with Criminal Conspiracy in Pennsylvania. If you, your son, daughter, or loved one in Pennsylvania has been arrested for a crime in state or federal court in Pennsylvania you need legal representation. Here at Manchester and Associates, we represent people across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For a free consultation, we can be contacted at 1-800-243-4878.

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Brian Manchester is the owner of Manchester and Associates in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. His law firm practices DUI and Criminal Defense exclusively throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania in both state and federal court. He has a team of two other lawyers with a combined 50 years of trial and courtroom experience are also trained in science and many other skills that are relevant to criminal defense to include the psychology of persuasion as well. One of his associates is a former District Attorney (chief prosecutor) in central Pennsylvania.   Mr. Manchester and his team routinely handle serious felony cases including murder, manslaughter, sex crimes, complex financial crimes, and serious assaults. A large part of Mr. Manchester’s practice is the defense of alcohol and drug-based DUI offenses as well as drug cases using science and analytical chemistry. Mr. Manchester has training as a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor. He is one of a handful of Certified Lawyer-Scientists as recognized by the American Chemical Society in the United States. He is a member of NCDD and is a Founding Member of DUIDLA. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society with over 170,000 members across the world. To date, he is the only practicing criminal defense lawyer to belong to the Society of Forensic Toxicologist where he is an Associate Member. Mr. Manchester speaks nationally on the topic of blood and drug testing for alcohol as well as the metrological (measurement uncertainty) in forensic testing.

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