Drug crimes are some of the most commonly prosecuted crimes at the federal level, carrying lengthy prison sentences and other harsh penalties. Of these, drug conspiracy tends to have the highest conviction rates of innocent people.
What is Drug Conspiracy?
Drug conspiracy occurs when two or more people agree to commit a drug-related crime, such as manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance. In order for a person to be found guilty of drug conspiracy, the government must prove that a voluntary agreement was made (spoken or unspoken) and that the defendant knew a conspiracy existed.
Drug Conspiracy Defense
Because the definition lends itself to interpretation, drug conspiracy charges can be complicated.
For example, if you were to loan a friend your car, and your friend was arrested for selling drugs in it, you could be charged with federal drug conspiracy. In order to convict you, the government would have to prove you were a knowing accomplice in providing your car. To maintain your innocence, you would have to prove otherwise.
It’s vital to have the proper defense attorneys when facing a drug conspiracy charge. To learn more about how we can help you, call Wadkins & Wallace at (706) 221-9451 or schedule a free and confidential consultation online.