Minnesota residents may find themselves accused of conspiracy charges related to a wide range of alleged acts. These may involve violence or intended violence, fraud, drugs and more. Conspiracy by nature is not a single-action type of event such as shoplifting, for example. For this reason, it may be difficult for you to know how prosecutors or law enforcement entities might determine what date can be used for a statutes of limitations for any offense related to a type of conspiracy.
The United States Department of Justice explains that not every case may be bound by the same parameters for a statute of limitations. For example, cases that fall under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, the government agency investigating an alleged case of conspiracy has the burden of proving that said conspiracy continued into any period of limitations.
Other cases may have a statute of limitations that begins to run from the date on which the most recent clear action of alleged conspiracy took place. If a person consciously pulls out of any conspiring action, the date that such a withdrawal happens may be considered to the be start of the statute of limitations. A withdrawal is acknowledged as an action characterized by a clear intention to break ties with anyone else involved in an alleged conspiracy.
If you would like to learn more about the laws like statutes of limitations surrounding criminal allegations involving drugs or conspiracy with drugs, please feel free to visit the controlled substances charges page of our Minnesota criminal defense website.