Conspiracy is the favorite tool of the federal prosecutor. By charging conspiracies, the United States Attorney’s office is able to indict large groups of individuals and lump them into the same category. Oftentimes conspiracies are charged in relation to drug offenses. If this is the case, the drug weights can be aggregated, leading to lengthy – or mandatory – sentences.
A federal conspiracy lawyer must have a strong knowledge of the U.S. statutes, the discovery process, wiretap law, drug law, and the United States Sentencing Guidelines. He must know when to go to trial and when to seek a plea bargain. He must also know the local rules – both formal and informal.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a federal conspiracy, you should hire someone who understands this complex area of the law. Brown & Nieto, a law firm with federally-experienced attorneys, have defended numerous federal conspiracy charges with positive results. Call today for a consultation.