A Conspiracy charge in Las Vegas, Nevada can range from a Gross Misdemeanor to a Felony depending on the circumstances of the offense. If you are charged with Conspiracy to commit any of the following offenses you will be charged with a Felony and face 1-10 years of prison and a fine of up to $5,000: robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping in the first or second degree, arson in the first or second degree, and murder. If you are charged with Conspiracy to commit any other crime you will be charged with a Gross Misdemeanor and face up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,000.
The crime of Conspiracy occurs when two or more people agree to commit a crime. In Las Vegas, Nevada, the agreement alone is all that is needed to be charged, unlike a Federal Conspiracy charge, where the prosecutor would be required to prove that an “overt act” in furtherance of the Conspiracy was committed. For example, if Kyle and Frankie were sitting at home watching TV and they agreed to rob their neighbor Susan, at the moment they made that agreement they have committed the crime of Conspiracy to commit Robbery which is a Felony. Even if the crime never occurred, and Kyle and Frankie did not take any steps to prepare for the crime, they can still be charged. Although the state must prove that two or more people made an agreement to commit a crime in a Conspiracy case, the State is not required to charge two or more people. If the District Attorney chooses, they can charge you alone for a conspiracy charge and let your co-conspirator walk. If charged with Conspiracy it is important to contact Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano to discuss the details of your case, and allow him to work aggressively on your behalf to protect your rights and fight for a dismissal of your charges.