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If a person is charged with conspiracy to distribute then superseded to conspiracy to manufacture but all of the other

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defendants on the case plead guilty to distribute, can the person going to trial still be charged with conspiracy to manufacture?

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The conspsiracy statute specifically includes a provision that you can charge a person with conspiracy without concern of what the co-defendants were charged with or found guilty of. My advice to you is to do some research with regards to that statute or consult with an attorney.

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Yes. Tried and convicted.


Yes; the person going to trial may be charged with any offense (including different objects of one conspiracy or with multiple conspiracies pursuant to 21 USC § 846) as long as the time limits prescribed by 18 USC § 3282(b) (the "statute of limitations") have not expired (in most drug cases, 5 years from the date of the act, or in the case of a conspiracy, 5 years from the completion of the conspiracy, the last act in furtherance of the conspiracy by an co-conspirator, or the defendant's withdrawal, legally, from the conspiracy).

Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.