Conspiracy Crimes & Charges
Oklahoma Criminal Conspiracy Defense Attorneys
Conspiracy is nothing more than an “agreement” to commit a crime. To be convicted of conspiracy, the prosecution must prove the agreement and prove a substantial step (or overt act) was taken in furtherance of the agreement. However, the “overt act” does not have to be illegal. (For example, it is legal to own a car, but if a car is purchased as part of an agreement to commit a robbery, then purchasing the car might also be an overt act.)
The punishment for conspiracy under Oklahoma laws is generally the same as the punishment for the underlying crime (for example robbery) or in some cases is one-half of the punishment range for the underlying charge. In the federal courts, the crime of conspiracy is generally punishable by up to five years in prison. Some federal conspiracy statutes such as conspiracy to deliver drugs, however, carry a greater punishment (often the same punishment as the underlying drug charge–which can be up to life in prison).
Although it is illegal to engage in a “conspiracy” to violate both Oklahoma and federal laws, the crime of conspiracy is more often charged in federal drug or white collar cases than in state crimes prosecuted in Oklahoma.
There are defenses to the crime of conspiracy. Thus, it is important to hire counsel who have experience in this area of the law. Call the Wyatt Law Office at 405.234.5500 to reach your Oklahoma Criminal Conspiracy Defense Attorneys. Your future is our business.
*Note: Results may vary because each case must be decided on its own unique facts and the law applicable to that given case. You should not infer the likelihood of success on a given case based on past cases handled by this firm.