If you are charged with the crime of Criminal Conspiracy with another person, the case becomes more complicated than if you were the sole person accused of being involved in a crime. A defendant charged with Criminal Conspiracy not only has to worry about his or her case, but also about the case of other people if others are charged. In fact, other people do not even have to be charged with a crime for a single person to be charged with Conspiracy. A co-conspirator can be known or unknown by the government, and you can still be charged.
Criminal Conspiracy, in general occurs when someone agrees with other persons that one or more of them will engage in conduct which constitutes such crime or an attempt or solicitation to commit such a crime and an overt act is committed in furtherance of the conspiracy.
In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the seriousness of the grading of Conspiracy depends on the underlying crime the co-conspirators agreed to commit.
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