What is Criminal Conspiracy in Florida?

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The crime of Criminal Conspiracy punishment varies depending on the object of conspiracy. The punishment can range anywhere between a second-degree Misdemeanor that is punishable by 60 days in jail with a $500 fine all the way up to a first-degree Felony which is punishable up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The offense of Criminal Conspiracy occurs when:

  1. The intent of person was that the offense of (enter object of conspiracy) would be committed.
  2. In order to carry out the intent the person agreed, conspired, combined, or confederated with another person to cause (enter object of conspiracy) to be committed either by them, or one of them, or by some other person.

It is not necessary that the agreement, conspiracy, combination, or confederation to commit (enter object of conspiracy) be expressed in any particular words or that words pass between conspirators.

It is not necessary that the person do any act in furtherance of the offense conspired.

Defenses in Crestview, Ft. Walton Beach, Destin, Shalimar, and other areas of Florida:

  • Person persuaded or prevent the other person from committing the crime after they had agreed to commit it. 
  • Person did not intend for another person to commit the crime.
  • Person did not agree, conspire, combine, or confederate with another person.


Ashenoff v. State: On agreement.

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