Attorneys for Conspiracy Charges – Serving Morris, Essex, Hunterdon Counties, and Beyond
Prosecutors often bring conspiracy charges along with drug charges, white collar crimes or other crimes that involve more than one other person. In many cases, individuals who may have little to no meaningful involvement in the commission of a crime are charged with conspiracy. If you or a loved one has been charged with conspiracy, it is absolutely vital that you have an experienced defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Based in Morristown, the New Jersey conspiracy defense lawyers of Maynard Law Office, LLC, will act decisively in the defense of these serious allegations.
In order to prove conspiracy under New Jersey law, the state must prove the following elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant agreed to commit a crime or assist in the commission of a crime
- That the defendant intended to facilitate the crime
- The defendant engaged in an overt act to further the crime
The punishments for conspiracy are particularly harsh. In most cases, the act of conspiring to commit a crime will bring the same penalties as actually committing the crime. For instance, conspiring to commit a second-degree crime is, in itself, a second-degree crime. Due to the significant penalties and overall vagueness of the statute, prosecutors have significant leverage when making these charges.
Despite these obstacles, you still have options. Whether you face charges at the state or federal level, our law firm will examine the evidence and present a defense aimed at minimizing the impact of these allegations. We will look for all the weak points in the state’s case and use these weaknesses to your benefit. Our thorough, tough approach has yielded positive outcomes for our clients time and time again.
Contact Maynard Law Office, LLC in Morristown
Our law firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your charges. Call us at 973-540-0054 or e-mail us to get started.