Conspiracy, Attempt, and Solicitation
Conspiracy, Attempt, and Solicitation in Florida are crimes best described as “inchoate” or “incomplete.” Simply put, a person is charged with Conspiracy, Attempt, or Solicitation when that person started to commit a crime but did not complete the crime.
A Conspiracy to commit a crime is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime, taking steps in furtherance of committing the crime, but for whatever reason not ultimately carrying out the crime to completion (perhaps they were arrested before they could finish the job).
An Attempted crime is a crime that was not completed because either the defendant failed for some reason in his or her criminal endeavors (missing a shot, for example) or the defendant was prevented from completing the crime (by being arrested, for example).
A Solicitation to commit a crime is where a defendant requests, encourages, or hires another person to commit a crime. The solicited crime does not necessarily need to be committed; the person being asked or encouraged could refuse to commit the crime and the defendant/encourager could still be charged with Solicitation in Florida.
Specific Conspiracy, Attempt, and Solicitation Crimes are found here:
Each individual Conspiracy, Attempt, or Solicitation crime in Florida carries with it a difference sentence, ranging anywhere from a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail to a first-degree felony punishable up to 30 years in prison. Anyone facing Conspiracy, Attempt, or Solicitation Charges in Florida should contact an attorney to discuss an aggressive and comprehensive defense.Contact The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.