Understanding Drug Conspiracy Charges
A person can be charged with drug conspiracy without ever having actually manufactured, sold, distributed, or bought a controlled substance. A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime. Therefore, even if you have never possessed, bought, or sold drugs, you can still be charged with drug conspiracy. You can even be charged without knowing you were involved in any drug crime. Individuals have been charged with drug conspiracy for talking with someone under investigation for drug crimes, or for lending property that was later used in a drug crime. For these reasons, many innocent people are charged with drug conspiracy.
Penalties for Drug Conspiracy
Consequences for drug conspiracy vary, but the crime is treated similarly to white-collar conspiracy crimes. Seeking legal assistance early on can make an important difference in the outcome of your case. If you’re found guilty, you could face:
- Fines up to $250,000
- Up to 5 years in prison
Often, individuals charged with drug conspiracy are also charged with any crimes that occurred in relation to the conspiracy. For example, you could be charged with possession or intent to sell. If someone was harmed in the situation, the penalties may be even steeper.
Contact a Cape Cod Drug Conspiracy Attorney
A conviction can be life-altering and can negatively affect your relationships, health, and finances. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and offer you a defense in a criminal court case. If you or someone you know has been charged with drug conspiracy in Cape Cod, contact criminal defense attorney James Powderly. Call (508) 343-0676 for legal support today.