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Conspiracy in Douglas County, Colorado and Arapahoe County – All it Takes is an Agreement

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2017 | Conspiracy |

Castle Rock, Aurora and Littleton Conspiracy in Arapahoe County, C.R.S. 18-2-201

If you enter into an agreement to help one another commit a crime, you have become a conspirator. Another key element is that you must also have committed an overt act, which is done to further or to advance the underlying crime. The agreement does not need to be formal. While this all sounds intense, it’s really pretty simple. Let’s look at some examples of Conspiracy in Arapahoe County and Douglas County.

Conspiracy Definition in Jefferson County, Colorado

A person commits Conspiracy to commit a crime if:

1) with the intent to promote or facilitate its commission,

2) he or she agrees with another person or persons,

3) that they, or one or more of them, will engage in conduct which constitutes a crime or an attempt to commit a crime, or

4) he agrees to aid the other person or persons in the planning or commission of a crime or of an attempt to commit such crime.

Conspiracy Crimes in Adams County – A Criminal Lawyer’s Examples

If you call a neighbor over to your house for a drink, knowing that a buddy will then go burglarize the neighbor’s house while they are gone, you have committed Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. If you drive around looking for the car of the new boyfriend of your ex, and another friend then comes over at your request to damage the car, you’ve committed Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief. The bottom line? If you agree to the crime being committed and do some act to further the crime, you can be charged.  More Examples of Conspiracy in Adams County.

Attorney for Conspiracy Charges in Denver vs. Accessory Charges

Conspiracy is generally an agreement prior to the commission of a crime. Accessory charges are an agreement to help out AFTER a crime is committed. In either case, the person helping out the person doing the actual crime can receive a nearly identical sentence for playing their role. It is never a good idea to help someone commit a crime. By doing this, you are placing your future in that person’s hands. If they are caught, your name is likely to come up. While I am not advocating this, it is safer to commit the crime yourself. At least you will have some control over whether the crime is committed well.

If a police officer ever contacts you about a Conspiracy or Accessory to commit a crime, don’t answer any of their questions. Instead, call the best criminal defense attorneys at our law firm at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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