A person who agrees, conspires, combines, or confederates with another person or persons to commit any offense commits the offense of criminal conspiracy. The crime of conspiracy involves an express or implied agreement between two or more people to commit a criminal offense. Both an agreement and an intention to commit the offense are essential elements. As the crime of conspiracy consists of an express or implied agreement between two or more persons to commit a criminal offense, both an agreement and an intention to commit an offense are necessary elements of the crime.
To be convicted of conspiracy, a conspirator must intend to further a goal, which if completed, satisfies all of the elements of the criminal offense, but it is enough that he or she adopts a goal of furthering or facilitating the crime. He or she may agree to do so in any number of ways short of agreeing to undertake all of the acts necessary for the crime's completion.
A co-conspirator is generally criminally responsible for a crime committed in furtherance of the common purpose or which results as a natural and probable consequence of the conspiracy, even if the criminal act was not intended as part of the original design, or the co-conspirator did not participate in the act.
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