What is conspiracy?
UPDATED: Mar 21, 2014
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What is conspiracy?
Asked on March 21, 2014 under Criminal Law, New Jersey
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 8 years ago | Contributor
Conspiracy is a partnership for criminal purposes. Conspiracy is a combination or confederacy between two or more persons formed for the purpose of committing by their joint efforts, some unlawful or criminal act, or some act which is innocent in itself, but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators or for the purpose of using criminal or unlawful means to the commission of an act not in itself unlawful.
Conspiracy requires an agreement together with an overt act to do an unlawful act or to do a lawful act in an unlawful manner.
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