Being charged with criminal conspiracy in Louisville, KY, could result in decades in federal or state prison. You do not want to fight conspiracy charges without sound legal advice. Prosecutors often seek maximum sentences for a conviction.
The Louisville criminal defense lawyers of Suhre & Associates, LLC have more than 100 years of combined legal experience defending individuals against criminal charges in Kentucky. Our legal team includes a former prosecutor and police officer. Therefore, our lawyers understand how law enforcement agencies and prosecutors pursue legal charges.
How Our Louisville Criminal Defense Lawyers Help You With Conspiracy Charges
The district attorney already believes you are guilty. Therefore, you are at a disadvantage if you try to negotiate a plea bargain without a lawyer. The prosecutor does not tell you if you have a legal defense to the conspiracy charges or if there are weaknesses in the state’s case.
When you hire Suhre & Associates, LLC to handle your criminal case, you can expect us to:
- Conduct an independent investigation into the criminal charges
- Obtain and carefully analyze the evidence the state has against you
- Develop a strong legal defense based on the evidence, facts, and circumstances
- Aggressively advocate for you during plea negotiations, hearings, and at trial
- Explain your legal options and provide an honest assessment of your options for fighting criminal conspiracy charges
Call our law office today in Louisville, Kentucky, to schedule a free case review with an experienced Louisville criminal defense attorney. You do not have to face criminal charges alone. Our legal team is here to help you and fight for your rights.
What Is Criminal Conspiracy?
- You have the intent of facilitating or promoting the commission of a crime;
- By agreeing with one or more people that at least one of you will commit, solicit, or attempt to commit the crime; or,
- You agree to aid one or more people in planning, committing, attempting to commit, or soliciting to commit a crime.
Conspiracy can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. It depends on the underlying crime related to the conspiracy charges. The charges can involve any type of crime, including but not limited to the following:
- Drug crimes
- Child pornography
- Sex trafficking
- Bank fraud
- White collar crimes
You could face conspiracy charges in federal or state court. Conspiracy charges can raise the level of the crime and result in multiple criminal charges.
What Are the Penalties for a Conviction on Conspiracy Charges?
Felony conspiracy charges could result in decades in state prison. For example, a conviction of a Class A felony results in 20 to 50 years or life in prison. Class B felony convictions carry 10 to 20 years in state prison.
If you are charged with a Class C felony conspiracy charge, the judge may impose a prison sentence of five to ten years. You could serve up to five years in state prison or a Class D felony conviction for conspiracy.
In addition to county jail or state prison sentences, the judge may also impose a fine and probation. Probation terms and conditions can severely restrict your activities. Additionally, having a criminal record can prevent you from qualifying for student loans, obtaining a professional license, and getting the job you want.
What Should I Do if I Am Charged With Conspiracy in Louisville?
Try not to panic. Ask for a criminal defense lawyer and stop talking. The more you talk to police officers or the prosecutor, the more evidence you give them to use against you in court.
Instead, fight the urge to explain your side of the story. Do not fall for police tactics designed to get you to talk without a lawyer, such as telling you innocent people do not ask for a lawyer or if you ask for an attorney that they cannot help you.
Asking for legal counsel is the best way to protect your legal rights. The only thing you prove by seeking legal advice is that you understand your legal rights and how to protect yourself from police misconduct and prosecutorial wrongdoing.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Louisville Conspiracy Attorneys
Do not let the prosecutor convince you that you are guilty of conspiracy charges without talking to one of our Louisville conspiracy lawyers. Before you plead guilty to conspiracy charges, get the facts from an experienced advocate for criminal justice rights. Call now for your free consultation to discuss how we can help you.