Under Colorado law, a person can be held criminally liable for an act they did not physically carry out but helped plan an act with others physically carried out.
A person can be charged with conspiracy to commit a crime if, with the required intent, the individual agrees with at least one other person that they, or one or more of them, will commit, attempt to commit, or aid in committing the planned criminal act. However, a person cannot be convicted of conspiracy unless an overt act that furthers the conspiracy is done by the individual or a co-conspirator.
Generally, if a person conspires to commit a felony, they are charged with a class 6 felony. If a person conspires to commit a misdemeanor, they are charged with a class 3 misdemeanor. If you have been charged with a crime, contact an experienced Denver Criminal Defense attorney, Molly Jansen Law Group, by filling out our online contact form or call our office for a free consultation.