- The agreement between two or more people with specific intent to commit a crime.
- 1. Agreement
- 2. Two or more people
- 3. Specific intent to commit a crime.
- 4. Overt act (any steps in furtherance of the conspiracy)
- ***list all overt acts on the final
- i. Discussions of overt acts NOT sufficient.
- ii. One act of one member suffices.
- iii. One agreement= one criminal conspiracy regardless
- of how many crimes the conspirators plan to commit.
a. All co-conspirators are equally responsible in a crime.
b. Once an overt act occurs, one is guilty of conspiracy.
c. At modern law, defendants who conspire to commit a crime and who then commit it can be convicted of both the conspiracy and the crime committed.