Nevada Conspiracy & Rico Cases
If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—and you or anyone you know if facing Conspiracy or RICO charges, you need to reach out for legal assistance as soon as possible.
You need Douglas Crawford Law.
Conspiracy is a serious crime, clearly defined by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), NRS 199.480. Even if you discussed a crime that did not happen, you may still face Conspiracy charges. Conspiracy is working with another person or people to commit a crime. Even if you were only party to a conversation about a potential crime, you may still be charged with Conspiracy.
The penalties for Conspiracy can be harsh. If two or more people conspire to commit a robbery, arson, sexual assault, or kidnapping in the first or second degree, the terms for each individual will be imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 6 years. If the conspiracy was to commit murder, the sentence will be even more severe: a minimum term of 2 years in the state prison system with a potential sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of $5,000. If firearms were used in the commission of the crime under Conspiracy charges, additional penalties will apply.
Conspiracies also cover lesser known crimes, such as falsely and maliciously procuring another to be arrested or proceeded against for a crime; falsely instituting or maintaining an action or proceeding against someone; cheating or defrauding another out of property by unlawful or fraudulent methods; preventing someone from exercising any lawful occupation by force, threats, or intimidation or by interfering or threatening to interfere with tools, implements, or property belonging to be used in work by that person or persons; to commit any act injurious to public health, public morals, trade or commerce or for the perversion or corruption of public justice or the due administration of the law; or finally to accomplish any criminal or unlawful purpose or to accomplish a purpose not in itself criminal or unlawful by criminal or unlawful means. In each of these situations everyone involved in the conspiracy is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Your freedom may well be on the line if you’ve been implicated in a Conspiracy, even if the intended crime never happened. I have much experience in this type of law and can help mount a solid defense on your behalf.
If you are in trouble with RICO charges, which are often associated with Conspiracy, the NRS has a chapter, 207.400, that covers that crime, as well. It’s worth noting that RICO charges can possibly come both from the State of Nevada as well as the federal government, which will potentially be two separate trials. The penalty for a RICO conviction in the State of Nevada will lead to imprisonment in the state penal system for a term of 5 to 20 years and a possible fine of $25,000. Most often these charges are associated with illegal drugs. I have experience in this serious type of law and will give you the best counsel and defense you can get.