Attempt, Conspiracy and Aiding
Welcome to FindLaw's Attempt, Conspiracy and Inchoate Crimes section. These types of offenses have in common an actual intent to commit a crime (or crimes), but the end goal need not be completed for a conviction. Whether the subject is a far-reaching conspiracy between a group of individuals, or one person's attempted burglary, you can find general guidance on what the law requires to establish each crime. Please select from the choices below to get started.
A closer look at one of the more infamous, wide-ranging, yet confusing, crimes in this category.
Find out how the law defines an attempted crime, such as attempted murder.
Learn about the crime of solicitation, which involves more than just requesting that someone commit a crime.