One of the things that a prosecutor must prove in order to convict someone of conspiracy to distribute drugs is that the accused person agreed with someone else to violate a particular drug law. If the prosecutor can't prove that, then the accused person should not be found guilty.
For example, in the case of the United States versus Amar Sliwo, Mr. Sliwo was convicted of the crime of conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana after evidence was presented at his trial that:
1. He was seen with others who unloaded more than 900 pounds of marijuana into a van.
2. Sliwo arranged to transport the van before it was loaded with drugs.
3. Sliwo acted as a lookout on three different occasions.
But Mr. Sliwo appealed his case and won because:
1. No one saw Sliwo actually talking with the men who unloaded the marijuana from the van.
2. No evidence was presented that Sliwo knew that the ultimate purpose of the conspiracy was to possess marijuana.
3. No evidence was presented at trial that Sliwo ever went inside the van.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, or Wellington, call me, attorney Ron Chapman, at 561-832-4348 to discuss your case and see how I might be able to help you.