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Are You Facing Federal Conspiracy Charges? We Are Here To Defend You.

Every conspiracy charge carries the potential for significant fines – up to $250,000 for individuals and twice that for organizations. But the financial hit does not stop there; you could also be staring down the barrel of forfeiture of your property and assets, as well as restitution orders.

Our approach is aggressive and tailored to each case, whether it involves drug trafficking, terrorism, racketeering or other federal offenses. The stakes are high, as the punishment often mirrors that of the primary crime under the conspiracy. For example, if you are part of a drug trafficking conspiracy, you could face the same harsh penalties as if you were facing charges of drug trafficking itself.

When the charges are linked to obstructing justice or racketeering, known as RICO charges, the repercussions are just as severe. Even a general conspiracy to commit a federal offense can land you behind bars for up to five years. It can be a rough road, but you do not have to walk it alone.

At Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates, we stand with our clients in Houston as well as throughout Corpus Christi, McAllen, Brownsville, Beaumont and Laredo. We are ready to fight tooth and nail to protect their freedom. With our extensive courtroom experience and unyielding dedication, we work relentlessly to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Understanding Federal Conspiracy Charges

If you are under investigation or facing federal charges for conspiracy, it is crucial to have a strong defense team on your side early on. Before answering questions or discussing your case with federal agents, seek our legal counsel to protect your rights.

John L. Guerra, Jr., has more than 20 years of experience defending clients who are facing charges of federal offenses, including conspiracy. Here are brief answers to some of the most frequent questions we hear. For legal counsel, advice and representation, call our office in Houston at 713-396-5900.

What Is Conspiracy In Federal Law?

Conspiracy is a serious federal crime involving an agreement between two or more people to commit a criminal act. We often defend individuals who are charged with being part of a conspiracy, even if their role is minor.

What Are The Key Elements Of Proving A Conspiracy Charge?

Federal law outlines specific criteria that must be met for someone to be convicted of conspiracy. These include an agreement to commit a crime, knowledge and willful participation in the conspiracy and at least one overt act taken to further the conspiracy. At Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates, it is our job to analyze the evidence to ensure that these elements are not met, providing a robust defense for our clients.

Are There Defenses Against Conspiracy Charges?

Not everyone present at the scene of a crime is part of a conspiracy. A strong defense may revolve around a lack of knowledge or intent, or withdrawal from the conspiracy. We work tirelessly to demonstrate that our clients do not meet the legal criteria for conspiracy, which requires more than just association or presence.

Can’t I Just Say I Withdrew From The Conspiracy?

Claiming withdrawal from a conspiracy can be a viable defense, but it requires evidence of affirmative action to disavow the conspiracy’s objectives. We guide our clients on how to demonstrate a complete withdrawal from the conspiracy, which is essential to countering the prosecution’s claims.

What Is A Conspiracy To Defraud The Government?

Conspiracy to defraud the government is a distinct federal offense that goes beyond cheating the government out of money. It can involve obstructing government functions through dishonest means. Conviction requires proof of an agreement to defraud, willful participation and an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy. We tailor our defense strategies to contest these allegations effectively.

Will I Have To Go To Jail?

The penalties for federal conspiracy charges are severe, including hefty fines and the possibility of imprisonment. The specific consequences depend on the nature of the conspiracy, with some carrying the same penalties as the underlying criminal offense. Our goal is to minimize the potential impact of these charges on your life.

Proactive Defense Strategies

If you are up against federal conspiracy charges, reach out to us. Conspiracy charges are complex, requiring a thorough understanding of the law and a proactive defense strategy. Our legal team at Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates is highly skilled and ready to protect your rights and freedom in the face of such accusations. Call our office in Houston at 713-396-5900 or send us an online inquiry to make arrangements for a free consultation. Se habla español.