Charges relating to conspiracy can be complex and cover a wide range of circumstances, including fraud, white collar crime, cyber-crime conspiracies, cartels, drugs conspiracies and conspiracy to commit a violent crime such as murder, rape, GBH, torture or terrorism.
Conspiracy may also relate to breaches of the Official Secrets Act 1989, where the security of the State may be put at risk.
A conviction for conspiracy will rest on evidence that a defendant entered willingly into agreement with at least one other party to commit a crime or illegal act, regardless of whether any other activity takes place to further the aim of what has been agreed.
Conspiracy charges are covered by the Criminal Law Act 1977 and Collecting evidence is crucial in such cases.
It is advisable to take legal advice as soon as possible if there is a possibility of being questioned over allegations of conspiracy – at the early stages of such an investigation, errors and misjudgements can be made which may later prejudice the outcome if a case goes to trial.
The Duncan Lewis crime team has acknowledged expertise in criminal defence work, including defending conspiracy allegations or charges.
Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors can advise on conspiracy charges involving theft, business crime, fraud – and violent crime, organised crime or gang crime, including murder, rape, drugs offences and terrorism charges.
In some cases, conspiracy may involve:
Duncan Lewis has successful departments in all areas of the law – including immigration, housing and fraud – with in-house experts able to advise on charges relating to different types of conspiracy.
Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors can also advise Confiscation Orders under Section 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in criminal cases involving conspiracy allegations.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as murder and rape.
Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charges – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police inquiry or if it is likely a client may be arrested to face a criminal charge involving conspiracy charges.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing relating to conspiracy charges.
All Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.
A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to offer expert legal advice on all criminal charges and for police interview under caution.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing charges relating to conspiracy – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice.
For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services –Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors to discuss conspiracy charges on 020 7923 4020.