You Can Only Be Convicted For One Crime
If you and your cohorts sat around and discussed committing several different crimes, you can only be convicted for conspiracy to commit one of those crimes. Legally, you cannot get in trouble for agreeing to commit more than one crime with the same people. You can, however, get convicted for agreeing to commit multiple crimes if you had a discussion with different people each time.
Fortunately, a prosecutor is only legally bound to charge a single individual for conspiracy to commit a crime. This means that if you and three of your friends talked about robbing someone, only one person has to get in trouble for it. This is why it is so important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. The last thing you want to happen is for you to be the only person who gets in trouble, especially for a crime you didn’t commit.
The court does not really care how large or small your role was in the conversation or planning of the crime that was being discussed. Being a part of a discussion of this nature and not telling a police officer is grounds for you to get in legal trouble.
You live in a world where just talking about committing a crime with a few of your friends can get you in big trouble. Even if you were joking, you could find yourself in hot water quickly. Fortunately, there are ways to get out of this mess, thanks to the services of an experienced criminal conspiracy attorney.
For over 15 years, Brian J. Smith has helped hundreds of clients receive the justice they so desperately deserve. If you are in need of a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, contact us today at (702) 380-8248 for more information.