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  562.014.  Conspiracy, offense of — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of conspiracy to commit, in any manner or for any purpose, an offense if the person agrees, with one or more persons, to commit any class A, B, or C felony offense, or any unclassified felony offenses if the maximum term of imprisonment for such unclassified felony exceeds ten years or more, and one or more of such persons do any act in furtherance of such an agreement.

  2.  It is no defense to a prosecution for conspiring to commit an offense that a person, who knows that a person with whom he or she conspires to commit an offense has conspired with another person or persons to commit the same offense, does not know the identity of such other person or persons.

  3.  If a person conspires to commit a number of offenses, he or she can be found guilty of only one offense of conspiracy so long as such multiple offenses are the object of the same agreement.

  4.  (1)  No person shall be convicted of conspiracy to commit an offense if, after conspiring to commit the offense, he or she prevented the accomplishment of the objectives of the conspiracy under circumstances manifesting a renunciation of his or her criminal purpose.

  (2)  The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of renunciation of criminal purpose under subdivision (1) of this subsection.

  5.  For the purpose of time limitations on prosecutions:

  (1)  A conspiracy to commit an offense is a continuing course of conduct which terminates when the offense or offenses which are its object are committed or the agreement that they be committed is abandoned by the defendant and by those with whom he or she conspired;

  (2)  If an individual abandons the agreement, the conspiracy is terminated as to him or her only if he or she advises those with whom he or she has conspired of his or her abandonment or he or she informs the law enforcement authorities of the existence of the conspiracy and of his or her participation in it.

  6.  The offense of conspiracy to commit an offense is a class C felony.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, A.L. 2016 H.B. 2332, A.L. 2020 S.B. 600)

Transferred 2014; formerly 564.016; Effective 1-01-17

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