Conspiracy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is one of the most serious crimes you can be charged with, even if you only had a minor role in a criminal act.
Because of its complexity, you will need an experienced Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney to represent your best interests.
About Conspiracy in Oklahoma Laws
A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit any crime. A conspiracy in Oklahoma charge is serious, because a defendant will be responsible for all crimes committed as a part of the crime. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 421)
For example, if two people agree to rob a bank and only one person robs the bank, both people will be charged with robbery.
More Facts About Conspiracy in Oklahoma
Aside from agreeing to commit any crime, the following acts are also considered conspiracy under Oklahoma law:
- Falsely and maliciously to indict another for any crime, or to procure another to be charged or arrested for any crime; or
- Falsely to move or maintain any suit, action or proceeding; or
- To cheat and defraud any person of any property by any means which are in themselves criminal, or by any means which, if executed, would amount to a cheat or to obtaining money or property by false pretenses; or,
- To commit any act injurious to the public health, to public morals, or to trade or commerce, or for the perversion or obstruction of justice or the due administration of the laws, they are guilty of a conspiracy.
(Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 421)
To prove conspiracy, a prosecutor must prove each of the following elements in order to secure a criminal conviction:
The first element under conspiracy in Oklahoma laws requires an agreement by two or more persons.
Second, the prosecution must present evidence that they agreed to commit a crime.
Third, a prosecutor must present evidence that the defendant was a party to the agreement either at the time it was made or knowingly entered into it later.
Fourth, the prosecution must show that any member of the conspiracy took an action to commit the crime.
Therefore, the agreement is not enough. Someone must have done something towards actually accomplishing the crime. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 423)
Penalties for Conspiracy in Oklahoma
A guilty conviction will result in up to 10 years in prison.
Free Consultation: Oklahoma City Conspiracy Attorney
Committing conspiracy in Oklahoma is a serious crime and can significantly increase your potential punishment for any other criminal charges.
If you’ve been accused of this crime, call the Criminal Defense Law Office of Oklahoma City at (405) 588-4529 (588-4LAW).
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