TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: TRUE OR FALSE?
- A criminal attempt under the common law may involve an intentional, negligent, or reckless intent or strict liability.
- The actus reus of a criminal attempt is identical in every respect to the actus reus of the completed crimes.
- Both factual impossibility and legal impossibility constitute a defense to an attempted crime.
- The law in most states recognizes the defense that a defendant abandoned his or her attempt to commit a crime.
- A defendant may be guilty of conspiracy although he or she does not know the name or identity of the other individuals in the conspiracy.
- An individual may not be punished for both a conspiracy to murder and the murder itself.
- An individual who solicits another person to commit a crime is not guilty of a criminal offense if the other person does not commit the crime.