18 USC 371

Proof of an agreement is necessary for conspiracy charges

November 1, 2010
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Most conspiracy cases are charged under the general conspiracy statute from 18 USC 371. In a conspiracy case, the prosecution must prove all of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt in order for the jury to find the defendant guilty: An agreement. An unlawful object (ie, a criminal offense). Knowledge and intent. An overt […]

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A summary of federal conspiracy crimes

October 30, 2010
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Conspiracy is an offense that is charged in combination with another. When a person commits a criminal offense together with another person or group, the agreement among them to commit the crime is a conspiracy and its own offense. For example, distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance under 21 USC 841(a) […]

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