Conspiracy laws in Michigan make it illegal for two or more people to conspire to commit a crime. Conspiracy always involves an underlying crime that was alleged to have been thought out and agreed upon. The most common type of conspiracy usually involves charges that are for drug crimes. Conspiracy charges are especially dangerous because the prosecutor not only uses any evidence that they may have attained against you to determine the severity of the charges and the penalties, but the prosecution can also use the conduct of all other parties involved in the conspiracy. This means that what turned out to be possession charges, can, after being charged with conspiracy, be turned into manufacturing charges or distribution charges. Consequently, the amount of the substance or drugs involved under conspiracy charges would be for the entire amount involved with all the co-conspirators. This greatly increases the maximum and minimum jail sentence and even makes it more likely that a federal investigation would be made further increasing the penalties.
Because of the increased penalties and because of the perceived seriousness of the offense it is paramount to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Not only is it important to contact an attorney when the charges are levied and arrests are made, but also at the beginning of any investigation. Conspiracy charges often rests on statements made by co-conspirators during the course of the conspiracy and even after, thus securing an attorney as soon as possible is vital to your case.
At the Clark Law office we have been defending people charged with crimes in Michigan for over thirty years. Our knowledge of the law and the criminal justice system can help us put forth your best defenses and additionally allow us to understand if your rights have been violated and when the police and prosecutors do not have enough evidence to prove their case.
Whether or not a person is a part of the conspiracy can be a difficult for prosecutors to prove, depending on the circumstances of the case. A person is part of the conspiracy when there is a mutual agreement or understanding between two or more persons to accomplish an illegal act. Agreement is sometimes hard to prove but on the other hand circumstantial evidence and other evidentiary inferences are allowed to show that an agreement that was implied or express.
Due to the fact that conspiracy law can be complicated and extremely subtle in the way it is used makes it very difficult to defend one’s self or rely on the advice of those not properly versed in conspiracy Law. At the Clark Law Office we have decades of experience fighting for clients rights and standing up against prosecutors and the charges that they levy at every step in the case. If you or someone you know is under investigation or has been charged with conspiracy calls the Clark Law Office to help represent you today.