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Louisiana R.S. 14:26 Criminal Conspiracy
Conspiracy is a criminal charge that a prosecutor will pursuit when he thinks he can prove that two or more defendants were engaged in an agreement to further the commission of a crime. The conspiracy can be for any crime whether it is theft, battery, drug distribution, drug possession, bank fraud, etc. If the defendant is convicted, he/she would face half of the penalty range as the criminal charge for which he allegedly conspired to commit. For example, if two or more people conspired to commit burglary, they could be facing 0-12 years for the burglary and/or 0-6 years for conspiracy to commit burglary.
Louisiana Law – Updated 2024
Criminal conspiracy is the agreement or combination of two or more persons for the specific purpose of committing any crime; provided that an agreement or combination to commit a crime shall not amount to a criminal conspiracy unless, in addition to such agreement or combination, one or more of such parties does an act in furtherance of the object of the agreement or combination.
Conspiracy and/or Basic Crime
If the intended basic crime has been consummated, the conspirators may be tried for either the conspiracy or the completed offense, and a conviction for one shall not bar prosecution for the other.
Penalized in the Same Manner
Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit any crime shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, in the same manner as for the offense contemplated by the conspirators; provided, however, whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than thirty years.
Penalty is One-Half
Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit any other crime shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, in the same manner as for the offense contemplated by the conspirators; but such fine or imprisonment shall not exceed one-half of the largest fine, or one-half the longest term of imprisonment prescribed for such offense, or both.
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