withdrawal from conspiracy – a conspirator who withdraws from a conspiracy before it is carried out may avoid prosecution if she discloses the conspiracy to law enforcement authorities

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withdrawal from conspiracy:

1. Termination of participation in a conspiracy.  A conspirator who withdraws from a conspiracy before it is carried out may avoid criminal liability if she discloses the conspiracy to law enforcement authorities. [1] 

1. Termination of criminal activity before it is committed.  A person is not liable for prosecution for the criminal activity of others with whom he is involved if, before the crime is committed, he both discontinues his participation in the crime and attempts to prevent it. [2]

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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[2]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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