Conspiracy, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2(b) and N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2(c)

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Conspiracy Conviction

Hon. Peter Ryan, J.S.C., sentenced ex-Newark policeman Darius Smith on August 10, 2012, according to new site

A jury had convicted Smith of second degree conspiracy to steal cash, narcotics, and weapons from drug dealers, according to news reports.

Judge Ryan sentenced Smith to three years probation, a $5,000.00 fine, and barred Smith from future New Jersey public employment, according to the news.

Smith's sentence fell in the third degree range because the jury found he stole less than $200, reported

Scope of Conspiracy

If an individual knows that a person with whom he conspired to commit a crime has conspired with another person or persons to commit the same crime, then the individual is guilty of the conspiracy with the other people or persons. This is so even if the individual does not know the identity of the other person or persons.

Multiple Objectives

If a person conspires to commit a number of crimes, he is guilty of only one conspiracy. This is so only if such multiple crimes are the object of the same agreement or continuous conspiratorial relationship.

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