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Q: How can you be charged with conspiracy to commit a crime., bringing drugs in a facility. When you never did it

When you're not on probation nor any kind of stipulation and you are arrested with a Ramey warrant, and charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and bringing drugs into a facility. an inmate was talking on the phone about inappropriate things .and just to stop the constant hounding from the... Read more »

Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin answered on Apr 11, 2020

Based on your fact pattern it appears that they should not be charged. Conspiracy requires what is called an "overt act." An overt act is some action taken in furtherance of the conspiracy. For example, if the inmate and the person on the outside agree to smuggle drugs and then neither... Read more »

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Q: I found out that my roommate has a hidden camera.

I found out that my roommate has a hidden camera in her room, that points directly toward our bathroom door. We used to share a bedroom, but after some disputes between us, I moved into the living room, and she kept the master bedroom with an attached bath. Her and I still share the attached master... Read more »

Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin answered on Apr 11, 2020

The possible criminal statutes that may apply to your situation are Penal Code 632 (eavesdropping) and Penal Code 647(j)(3) (unlawful videotaping with concealed camcorder). Pursuant to Penal Code 637.2, if you can prove a violation of these statutes you would prevail in a civil suit against your... Read more »

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