What Kind of "Agreement" Amounts To Criminal Conspiracy In California?

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Two or more persons came to an "understanding" to do a criminal act... When evaluating the prospect of criminal allegations of conspiracy, consider whether some sort of agreement (formal or informal) was in place

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The accused knew of the criminal purpose and willfully joined in...

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Any of the conspirators knowingly made an overt act to advance the object of the conspiracy... This "agreement" needs to be followed by the commission of any overt act - in furtherance of the conspiracy.

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