Punishment Schemes

Fundamentals of Criminal Law by Adam J. McKee

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State statutes differ on the punishment of a conspiracy. Some provide that a conspiracy is a misdemeanor, others that the sentence for conspiracy is the same as the target offense, and a third group provides a different sentence for conspiracies to commit a misdemeanor and for conspiracies to commit a felony. Perhaps the only general rule that can be articulated is that, In general, a conspiracy to commit a felony is a felony; a conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor is a misdemeanor.  

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References and Further Reading

“Conspiracy.” Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice.




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File Created:  07/13/2018

Last Modified:  07/13/2018

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