WHAT IS CONSPIRACY?
Conspiracy is a very serious charge in Washington and occurs when two or more people agree to commit a crime and take some action toward the completion of that crime. Whether or not the crime is actually carried out is of no importance, because all that is necessary for conspiracy to be charged is one small step towards committing it, even if it is a simple phone call to another person.
The Seattle criminal defense lawyers at our law firm work tirelessly in representing clients facing criminal conspiracy charges. When choosing representation, it is important to choose a lawyer whom you can trust and who has the experience level necessary to effectively defend you. Our legal team has years of experience defending clients against claims of conspiracy and can determine if there may be future obstacles that could arise during your case, allowing us to fully prepare an effective defense strategy.
CONSPIRACY CHARGES IN SEATTLE, WA
Not only can a person be charged with conspiracy, but they may also face additional charges for the actual crime that they were taking action towards committing. For example, if a group of people were conspiring to commit a murder, they could be charged with both conspiracy and murder. Conspiracy charges are severe enough on their own, but when they are paired with other charges the penalties and sentences will increase considerably.
Conspiracy will either be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending upon of the crime that was involved in the conspiracy. If a person conspires to commit a felony offense, regardless of whether or not the offense was carried out, they will be charged with felony conspiracy.
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