my friend was arrested for class d conspiracy he did not get caught with anything on him nor was he selling anything the person who he drop off had

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Criminal Law, Massachusetts


M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Although your question appears to be incomplete, the general rule is that actual possession is not a necessary element of a conspiracy charge.  Being charged with Conspiracy to do something means that the state is alleging that the defendant agreed, with someone else, to do something illegal, and that the defendant took a substantial step towards consummating that agreement.  Conspiracy can be a serious allegation, and in your friend's case it sounds like the state's evidence may rely on the statement of an alleged co-conspirator.  Therefore, I suggest that your friend consult with and/or retain a criminal defense attorney in the interest of obtaining the best possible resolution of this  matter.

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