Definition of CONSPIRACY:
“Criminal law. A combination or confederacy between two or more persons formed for the purpose of committing, by their joint efforts, some unlawful or criminal act, or some act which is innocent in itself, but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators, or for the purpose of using criminal or unlawful means to the commission of an act not in itself unlawful. Conspiracy is a consultation or agreement between two or more persons, either falsely to accuse another of a crime punishable by law; or wrongfully to injure or prejudice a third person, or any body of men, in any manner; or to commit any offense punishable by law; or to do any act with intent to prevent the course of justice; or to affect a legal purpose with a corrupt intent, or by improper means.”
Conspiracy is a continuing offense. For statutes such as 18 U.S.C. § 371, which require “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy“, the statute of limitations begins to run on the date of the last overt act.
Section 3282 of Title 18, United States Code states that, “prosecution for a non-capital offense shall be instituted within five years after the offense was committed.“
Need-to-Know U.S. Codes:
- Title 42 § 1983 (3) – Conspiracy to Interfere with Civil Rights – 2 or more Persons operating directly or indirectly to Deprive a Person or Class of Persons of Rights or Equal Protections of the Law
- Title 18 §241. Conspiracy against rights – see which of these two statutes best applies
This next code contains a powerful “Code Combo” is described within the link:
- Title 42 § 1986 – Action for Neglect to Prevent – not preventing Conspiracy to Interfere w Civil Rights statute or assisting to enforce against it when witnessing a violation Important!: it is important to go “by the books” rather than attempting to stop an officer in action for your own safety & the safety of others or you may get tried with Obstruction of Justice.
- Title 18 § 2 “Aiding & Abetting” – knowingly & willingly assisting a crime
: “Conspiracy” on Black’s Law Dictionary Second Ed.: http://thelawdictionary.org/conspiracy/