Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-122 Conspiracy.
(a) A person is guilty of conspiracy with another person
or persons to commit an offense if,
with the purposes of promoting or facilitating its commission he agrees with such other person or
persons that they or one or more of them will engage in conduct which constitutes such offense.
(b) If a person guilty of conspiracy knows that a person
with whom he conspires to commit an
offense has conspired with another person or persons to commit the same offense, he is guilty of
conspiring with such other person or persons to commit such offense, whether or not he knows
(c) If a person conspires to commit a number of offenses,
he is guilty of only one conspiracy
so long as such multiple offenses are the object of the same agreement.
(d) No person may be convicted of conspiracy to commit an
offense unless an overt act in
pursuance of such conspiracy is alleged and proved to have been done by him or by a person with
whom he conspired.
(e) (l) No one shall be convicted
of conspiracy if, after conspiring to commit the offense, he
prevented the accomplishment of the objectives of the conspiracy under circumstances
manifesting a renunciation of his criminal purpose.
(2) The defendant shall have the burden
of injecting the issue of renunciation of criminal
purpose under subparagraph (e)(1) of this section.
(f) For the purpose of time limitations on prosecutions:
(1) Conspiracy is a continuing course
of conduct which terminates when the offense or
offenses which are its object are committed or the agreement that they be committed is
abandoned by the defendant and by those with whom he conspired.
(2) If an individual abandons the
agreement, the conspiracy is terminated as to him only if he
advises those with whom he has conspired of his abandonment or he informs the law
enforcement authorities of the existence of the conspiracy and of his participation in it.
(g) A person may not be charged, convicted or sentenced on
the basis of the same course of
conduct of both the actual commission of an offense and a conspiracy to commit that offense.
(h) Unless otherwise provided, a conspiracy to commit an
offense is a class C misdemeanor if
the object of the conspiracy is a misdemeanor of any degree or an infraction.
(Code 1964, § 7.690)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 564.016.