What is a conspiracy under federal criminal law?

A conspiracy charge is a favorite tool of federal prosecutors because it allows them to include and present evidence they otherwise would not be able to. A federal conspiracy occurs when two or more people collude to commit a criminal offense. The statute of limitations for a conspiracy is generally five years from the last bad act. Corporations can become criminally liable for a conspiracy if two of its officers, employees, or agents are part of the conspiracy.

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Benson Varghese is the Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a state and federal practitioner who has handled thousands criminal cases and taken over 100 cases to trial by jury. Benson is frequently called upon to handle cases that require a high degree of knowledge in technology, scientific evidence, forensic evidence, as well as serious intoxication cases. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.

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