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The offence of conspiracy to murder is largely contained in common law principles.
An offence of Conspiracy to murder is what is known as a Strictly offence which means that the matter will be finalised in the District or Supreme Court.
Interestingly there is no need for the existence of a victim, it is sufficient that the victim is capable of being murdered at the time when the act of murder is to be committed, see- R v Shephard  2 KB 125
Section 26 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) states:
conspires and agrees to murder any person, whether a subject of Her Majesty or not, and whether within the Queenâ€™s dominions or not, or solicits, encourages, persuades, or endeavours to persuade, or proposes to, any person to commit any such murder, shall be liable to imprisonment for 25 years
Since Conspiracy to murder offence is a criminal offence, the burden of proof lies on the Prosecution.
The prosecution must prove each of the elements in the charge beyond reasonable doubt.
That is a high standard of proof that the prosecution must achieve before someone can be convicted of Conspiracy to murder.
To establish Conspiracy to murder, the prosecution must prove each of the following matters beyond reasonable doubt;
National Criminal Lawyers are prominent Murder Lawyers Sydney.
NCL offer the following options for those who have been charged with Conspiracy to murder;
If you agree that you have committed the offence and the police are able to prove all the elements of the offence, it is best to plead guilty at an early opportunity to receive the maximum discount. Currently the maximum discount available for an early plea of guilty is 25% of the sentence.
Furthermore, the early guilty plea shows the Court that you have remorse and contrition for your actions.
Our Lawyers at National Criminal Lawyers work closely with you to ensure that we obtain all necessary paper work to get you the best result.
For offenders of conspiracy to murder the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 25 years.
Please note these penalties are reserved for the worst kind of offending and are unlikely to be what you would receive.
If you decide to plead not guilty you will need to prepare to go to a Defended Hearing.
A defended hearing is where all the witnesses of that case are called to give evidence. The witnesses are both examined by the prosecution and tested by your defence lawyers.
National Criminal Lawyers have defended several Conspiracy to murder charges and are experts at these hearings.
Some of the possible defences available for those charged with Conspiracy to murder can include;
In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for a Conspiracy to murder charge.
However, from the 24 September 2018 new penaltyâ€™s will be replacing the above. They are as follows:
We are the experts in either beating or having criminal charges withdrawn AND/OR obtaining the least restrictive penalty available. This is because no matter which option you choose within our tailored Options at Law you will be dealing with experienced criminal lawyers who can make sure the evidence is not only obtained properly but also that your case is prepared and presented to the highest best practice standards possible. This is also done without breaking your pocket.
No matter which option at law you choose, National Criminal Lawyers can guarantee that a Senior Defence Lawyer will represent you. This means that with our over 25 years of Combined criminal law experience you will get the best result possible.
At National Criminal Lawyers we know that Criminal Law is a matter of Human Rights. For this reason, we take pride and passion in representing our clients. This pride and passion to assist those charged with an alleged or actual breach of the criminal law is to us a matter of righteous necessity and in that sense, you can always rest assured that National Criminal Lawyers are the best defenders of your rights. This true not only when the police have just simply got it wrong OR if they have got it right then we can speak with you and make sure you get you the best result available.
If you have been charged with any Conspiracy to murder offence our Team at National Criminal Lawyers are well versed and specialists in having charges either withdrawn and otherwise achieving favourable outcomes.
Please contact our office on 02 9893 1889 or visit www.nationalcriminallawyers.com.au for more information about your options.