Skilled Firm Handles California Federal Conspiracy Cases

Knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer defends clients in the San Jose area against serious federal charges

Conspiracy has always been a murky term in criminal law, and when the charge is brought in U.S. District Court, it can be even more confusing. In the federal criminal justice system, a conspiracy charge related to drug trafficking or large-scale fraud operations can expose you to a severe risk of punishment. The attorney with Guyton Jinkerson represents people in the San Jose area and throughout California who face conspiracy charges. Our experience handling federal cases and our knowledge of the laws governing conspiracy enable us to challenge the case against you to protect your rights and preserve your freedom. 

What is conspiracy?

A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime, together with an overt act by at least one person to advance the illegal purpose of the conspiracy. An actual crime need not have been committed, a conspirator need not know all the details of the illegal plan, and the overt act need not itself have been a crime. The agreement is the essence of the conspiracy, not the crime itself. Conspiracy is charged as a felony even if the actual crime is a misdemeanor. That's why it's essential to be represented by an attorney who has successfully defended clients facing conspiracy charges.

Experienced litigator defends California clients against complex federal conspiracy charges

In real life, a federal conspiracy offense might involve dozens or hundreds of people, with most unknown to one another, who are alleged to have participated in a complex drug trafficking or fraud scheme. Drawing on our knowledge of federal fraud law, we can work to challenge the evidence linking you to the agreement by proving that:

  • The alleged overt acts were in fact innocent and unconnected to the criminal conduct
  • You withdrew from the agreement before the underlying crime occurred. 

Our analysis of the facts in your case will identify the best approach. It can be difficult to prove conspiracy because there is often very little physical evidence of an agreement to commit a crime. Even so, any conspiracy charge must be taken seriously and demands a strong defense. Our firm has both the skill and commitment to uphold your rights when you face any type of conspiracy charge. 

Contact an experienced California criminal defense firm for a conspiracy charge

If you face a conspiracy charge in California, Guyton Jinkerson is prepared to provide a strong defense that upholds your rights. Call us at 408-899-8171 or contact us online to set up a consultation at our San Jose office.