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Although there are State conspiracy laws, they generally aren't used.  However, in a federal criminal case, especially where drugs are involved, there is almost always a conspiracy charge.

Conspiracy is essentially agreeing with another person to commit a crime and taking a substantial step towards that crime.  If you are in a conspiracy, you are liable for all of the foreseeable acts of your co-conspirators.  For instance, if you agree to be the driver in a bank robbery, and you know the others will have loaded guns with them, you could be charged with murder if someone gets killed, even though you only drove.  That is because it is foreseeable that someone committing an armed robbery may kill someone.

This is a tricky area of law.  If you think you may be in a criminal conspiracy with someone, or the authorities want to question you about one, seek advice prior to speaking with them.


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