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There’s a lot at risk if you’re charged with conspiracy. You could receive a hefty fine or face jail time, but these cases can be difficult to prove. Our experienced lawyers can give you advice on how to deal with the charges and help you defend yourself.

Our criminal lawyers will help you get a fair hearing and resolve your issue quickly so you can get on with your life.

What is conspiracy

Generally, conspiracy is when more than one person agrees to do something that is a criminal offence. This can include getting together with a friend to vandalise a building or deciding to rob a bank with a group of people.

The prosecution has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that:

  • There was an agreement between you and at least one other person;
  • The agreement related to you all committing an offence;
  • You and at least one other person intended to commit the offence; and
  • You and at least one other person believed that the facts and circumstances would be in place for you to commit the offence.

You can be charged with both conspiracy to commit a crime and the actual crime itself.

Defences to conspiracy

If you plead not guilty you will need to put together a case and defend yourself. To do this you may need to gather evidence to prove your defence. Some of the defences available to you may include:

  • There was no agreement with anyone else to commit the offence;
  • You didn’t know about the plans to carry out the offence;
  • You never intended to go through with the crime; and
  • The offence that was committed was different to what you had planned.

Why MNG Lawyers

Our lawyers have over 20 years experience helping people just like you. Being charged with conspiracy can be an emotional and stressful experience, so we take the time to listen to you, explain what your rights are in plain English and outline your options. We can represent you in court and help you get a fair hearing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If you’re charged with conspiracy you may receive a jail sentence. Generally, conspiracy charges are for serious crimes and the penalty that you can receive for conspiracy is the same as the offence that you were planning on committing. So, if you’re charged with conspiracy to murder someone you can receive the same penalty as if you actually murdered that person.

Get in touch today, always in confidence.

We’re here to help. It’s our top priority to ensure your needs and concerns are met every step of the way.
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