WHAT CONSTITUTES CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT A CRIME?

NRS 199.480 defines conspiracy as the act of whenever two or more people conspire to commit a crime such as murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, arson, robbery, sex trafficking or racketeering. Two or more individuals can be charged with conspiracy even if the crime never took place or no steps were taken to carry out the crime. In other words, merely planning a crime with another individual can constitute conspiracy.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES AND PUNISHMENTS FOR CONSPIRACY CHARGES IN NEVADA?

The penalties for conspiracy charges vary depending on the crime that was planned to be carried out.

If the conspiracy was to commit robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping in the first or second degree, arson in the first or second degree, involuntary servitude, or sex trafficking, you are guilty of a category B felony and will be punished:

  • A minimum term of 1 year and a maximum term of 6 years in a state prison.

If the conspiracy was to commit murder, you are guilty of a category B felony and will be punished:

  • A minimum term of 2 years and a maximum term of 10 years in a state prison; and

  • A possible fine of no more than $5,000.

DEFENSES TO CONSPIRACY CHARGES IN LAS VEGAS:

  • No agreement was made.

  • Lack of evidence.

  • Lack of intent.

Conspiracy is a serious crime in Nevada that requires an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to handle the charges. Adrian Lobo has dealt with several conspiracy cases and is determined to help you handle yours. Contact Adrian Lobo today at (702) 290-8998 to schedule a consultation and begin discussing your conspiracy charges.