Any person charged with a Conspiracy type of offence needs to fully understand what is being alleged against them. In simple terms the allegation made is that the accused has entered into an agreement to engage in an illegal or criminal act. For this offence to be successfully prosecuted then the allegation has to allege that the accused was involved with atleast two or more people in an illegal or criminal act. You can be guilty of an offence of Conspiracy regardless of whether or not the offence was completed.
An offence of conspiracy can be connected to many criminal allegations such as Murder, Terrorism Offences, Robbery, Theft, Supply or Importation of Drugs, Fraud, Trafficking, Sexual Grooming and Exploitation and so on. Cases involving conspiracy tend to be larger with multiple defendants and higher levels of complexity usually prosecuted by the following types of organisations
- National Crime Agency
- Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
- Trading Standards Officers
- Post Office
- Serious Fraud Office
- Regional Asset Recovery Teams
- Local Authorities
Our Legal Team are proud of the fact that there is not a single offence of Conspiracy that we have not successfully defended here at Askews Legal LLP.