Exam4 - Flashcards(2) - accomplish a criminal act or to use...

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Legal Impossibility 1. Legal impossibility 2. Factual impossibility 3. Abandon attempt
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Defenses to attempt: i.e. hit inanimate object (can’t kill)
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Abandon Attempt Legal or Factual Impossibility
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Couldn’t do what you set out to do. Must be voluntary, without any outside cause (i.e. chicken not defense).
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Solicitation Solicitation
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To counsel, incite, or solicit someone to commit a crime. Guilty even if the underlying crime didn’t happen.
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1.Person agrees 2.Offense occurs 3. No steps taken towards completion 4. Can’t reach person Solicitation
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Complete when the request or enticement to complete the intended offense is made. Solicitation is a crime; doesn’t matter if:
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1.Though you’d get caught 2.Something makes it harder 3.Postpone or transfer Defense to Solicitation
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Complete and voluntary renunciation of the accused’s criminal purpose. Defense to solicitation doesn’t count if:
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Conspiracy Conspiracy
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An agreement by two or more persons to
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Unformatted text preview: accomplish a criminal act or to use unlawful means to accomplish a noncriminal objective. Overt act not required. Simple Conspiracy Agreement and Intent Elements of conspiracy: Two people make a deal. Chain Link Conspiracy Chain Link Conspiracy Players in offense linked in the way it works (interconnected). i.e. drug production and distribution Crime; players Hub and Spoke Conspiracy Players don’t connect; one side doesn’t know what the others do; remove player and it still works. In a hub and spokes conspiracy, the hub is the ____, and the spokes are the ____. 1. Simple conspiracy 2. Chain link 3. Hub and spoke Wharton’s Rule Two people cannot conspire to commit a crime such as incest or bigamy because these offenses only require two people. Three common conspiracy theories: Inchoate Offenses Hub and Spoke Conspiracy i.e. Mafia Under one general statute in MPC....
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