Due to the complexity and serious nature of criminal conspiracy charges, it is imperative for individuals facing these charges to obtain an experienced criminal conspiracy defense attorney as early as possible. At the Law Office of Rachel Matos we have been providing outstanding legal services to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts dedicating our time for our clients. We have the experience, knowledge and courtroom expertise to deliver legal advice of the highest quality to our clients.
In some cases, conspiracy is charged in addition to another offense, normally the subsequent offense committed as part of the conspiracy. Under Massachusetts law, even if a defendant is acquitted for the subsequent offense, the defendant can be found guilty of conspiracy or vice versa.
The penalties for conspiracy can be severe, depending on the offense the defendant conspired to commit. If the defendant conspired to commit a felony that is punishable by life in prison, the punishment for the conspiracy offense could be up to 20 years in jail in addition to a $10,000 fine. If the defendant conspired to commit an offense that was punishable by ten years or more, then the defendant could be placed in jail for up to ten years and fined up to $10,000. For all other conspiracies to commit felonies punishable for less than ten years in prison, the defendant could be held in jail for five years and charged a fine of $5,000. Finally, if a defendant is found guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime that is not a felony, the defendant could still be given a sentence of up to 2 ½ years in jail and a fine of $2,000.
If you are facing criminal charges in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Rachel M. Matos today for an immediate case evaluation and get the aggressive defense you need to fight for your rights. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers will fully explain your options and will field any legal questions you may have. All consultations are completely confidential.Contact (508) 386-9094 or email us today!