What is Conspiracy?
A conspiracy is when two or more persons come to an agreement in order to commit a crime. Conspiracy charges are unique in a sense that there are very few crimes which are punishable without having to actual commit the plotted crime.
The specific elements for a conspiracy crime include:
- An agreement between two or more co-conspirators to commit a crime
- The co-conspirators are aware of the plan and intend to execute it
- At least one person involved in the plan actually accomplishes some “overt” act to make the crime occur
- For example, purchasing weapon or tools for the crime
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The punishments for conspiring to commit a crime are harsh. Illinois law categorizes conspiracy penalties according to the underlying crime which the conspirators planned to commit.
A conspiracy to commit a Class X felony is considered a Class 1 felony, punishable by four to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. A conspiracy to commit a Class 1 felony is considered a Class 2 felony. Then so on and so forth.
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