Conspiracy is often a felony offense, and it can seriously damage your record and your reputation. In Tennessee, a person may be convicted of the crime of Conspiracy if the state prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that two or more people:
- Acted for the purpose of promoting or facilitating the commission of an offense; and
- Agreed that one or more of them would engage in conduct that constitutes the offense.
The Tennessee crime of Conspiracy includes additional factors and elements not discussed on this page. Please contact the attorneys at the Oberman & Rice Law Firm for additional information about this Tennessee crime.
[Source: Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-12-103]
The penalties for the crime of Conspiracy depend on the circumstances of the offense. A Conspiracy is an offense one classification lower than the most serious offense that is the object of the Conspiracy. Thus, if two or more people are guilty of a Conspiracy to commit a Class B Felony, then the Conspiracy itself would be a Class C Felony.
If you have been charged with the crime of Conspiracy, you should seek help from the Knoxville criminal defense attorneys at the Oberman & Rice Law Firm.
[Source: Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-12-107]
Other Consequences of a Conspiracy Conviction
In addition to the court-mandated penalties, a person convicted of Conspiracy may also experience serious collateral (other) consequences. A Tennessee Felony Conspiracy conviction may result in the loss of college scholarships or the ability to seek admission to a higher learning institution. A conviction may also impact one’s ability to maintain or seek employment and may result in negative action to a professional license (e.g. nursing).
Why Hire An Attorney Immediately?
It is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve favorable evidence. Certain witnesses need to be interviewed as soon as possible, as key evidence (faces, dates, events, and conversations) fades from memory over time. Video recordings and other evidence may be destroyed, so it is critical to begin an investigation as soon as possible to ensure valuable evidence is not lost. Success or failure in any criminal case may be determined in the decisions of the defendant and his or her Tennessee Criminal Attorney in only a matter of hours or days after an arrest is made.
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If you or someone you know has recently been charged, contact the Oberman & Rice Law Firm today so that we can begin preparing a defense for your case. Submit your information for a free case evaluation from our Knoxville Conspiracy attorneys or call our office at 865-249-7200.