Drug Conspiracy Defense Attorneys In Central Texas
Prosecutors do not have to prove that you personally trafficked or produced drugs to convict you of a serious drug-related crime. Our attorneys at Hildreth & Rueda have decades of combined experience practicing criminal defense in Texas. We can advise and defend you if you have been charged with a conspiracy charge in the Austin area, including Travis and Williamson counties. Our lawyers will use our skill and knowledge to defend your rights and fight for justice.
What Is A Drug Conspiracy?
Conspiracy is a type of “inchoate crime.” That means the prosecution does not have to prove you committed an actual drug crime, just that you took some steps toward committing it. Specifically, a criminal conspiracy involves:
- Two or more people agreeing to commit a crime together, and
- At least one of the conspirators taking some tangible step toward completing the crime.
For example, two people could decide to sell fentanyl illegally. One of those people could make a couple of phone calls looking for a supplier, but fail to find one. Although neither person has sold or possessed a controlled substance — and one of them took no action toward doing so — they are guilty of conspiracy to traffic drugs.
Targeting Low-Level Offenders
You can be charged with conspiracy for something as simple as storing a package in your garage or watching a door. Often, police and prosecutors use conspiracy charges to pressure low-level offenders into testifying against others. Before you decide what to do, you need advice from a defense attorney who has your best interests at heart. We will ensure that the police and prosecution respect your rights. We will examine the evidence, give you honest, practical advice and answer all your questions.
Arrested On Conspiracy Charges? Contact Us As Soon As Possible
Drug conspiracy charges are serious, with prison time a possibility in many cases. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your case. Let us take away some of the worry and uncertainty you are experiencing as we work to minimize the impact of the charges on your life.