Las Vegas Conspiracy Charges? Time for an Attorney

Finger a present to the red lipsConspiracy Charges in Nevada

Most people don’t realize that conspiring to commit a crime is a punishable offense, even if the crime never happens. Conspiracy, as defined by NRS 199.480, involves “an agreement between two or more persons for an unlawful purpose.” Because these agreements frequently are only oral, it can be hard for the state to prove a conspiracy existed, particularly if no crime ever followed the agreement.

Because there is often little or no evidence of a conspiracy in Nevada, the prosecution generally relies on the conduct of the parties. However, behavior can be attributed to a number of different motivations, many of which have nothing to do with a criminal conspiracy. A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney has many defenses at his disposal. The most commonly used of these is the argument that there was no agreement. Essentially, it’s not considered conspiracy to have knowledge of an agreement to commit a crime or to merely discuss making an agreement to commit a crime. Unless the prosecution can prove that there actually was an agreement, they likely won’t win their case.

Nevada criminal defense attorneys can also argue that there is insufficient evidence to convict or that the evidence that exists is not admissible. A defense attorney may be able to have evidence suppressed in this situation. Call the Potter Law Offices to learn more about defenses to conspiracy charges in Nevada.