Conspiracy/White Collar Crimes in New York City
NYC Conspiracy Defense Lawyer
Conspiracy is defined under New York Penal Law Article 105. Conspiracy
in the Sixth Degree is defined as the criminal act of agreeing with one
or more person(s) to engage in criminal activity; this is a class B misdemeanor.
To be proven guilty of this crime, it must be shown that the person had
the intent – either through conscious objective or purpose.
The law is also very clear in stating that it is not considered a defense
to have not known about the criminal nature of the agreement. It is also
important to note that not all people in the agreement need to be found
guilty for one of them to be proven guilty.
The Following Must Be Proven to Prove Guilt:
- The defendant agreed to commit a crime with one or more person(s);
- The defendant agreed with the full intention to perform; and
- The defendant committed at least one related "allegedly overt act"
There are several other different forms of conspiracy as defined under
Article 105. For example, Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree is considered
to be conspiracy to either commit a felony or commit a crime with a minor
under the age of 16. This is a class A misdemeanor.
The Other Degrees of Conspiracy Are Defined Below:
Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree: Conspiracy to commit a class B or C felony, commit a felony with a minor
under the age of 16 or commit money laundering. This is a class E felony.
Conspiracy in the Third Degree: Conspiracy to commit a class B or C felony with a minor under the age
of 16. This is a class D felony.
Conspiracy in the Second Degree: Conspiracy to commit a class A felony. This is a class B felony.
Conspiracy in the First Degree: Conspiracy to commit a class A felony with a minor under the age of 16.
This is a class A-I felony.
Arrested for Conspiracy? Under Investigation?
When a defendant is accused of conspiracy in conjunction with any
white collar crime, he or she may face criminal charges for both. This applies in situations
where one or more persons conspire to commit
fraud or another white collar offense and then are successful in carrying out
the act. These persons may be at risk of facing criminal charges for conspiracy
and the act that was committed. If the attempted or intended crime is
unsuccessful, these persons may still face conspiracy charges.
As a standalone offense or when charged in conjunction with the crime that
a defendant allegedly conspired to commit, a conspiracy conviction may
have serious consequences. That is why you should act immediately to involve a
NYC criminal defense attorney who can competently handle your case. In New York, a conviction for conspiracy
may result in up to 25 years in state prison depending on the circumstances
of the offense. If the conspired act is carried out, the defendant may
face an additional sentence for whatever the penalties associated with
that offense may be under New York penal code.
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that will change your life. You may have been accused of conspiracy in
RICO violations, counterfeiting, fraud,
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