Section 26 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) states:
“Whosoever: conspires and agrees to murder any person, whether a subject of Her Majesty or not, and whether within the Queen’s dominions or not, or solicits, encourages, persuades, or endeavours to persuade, or proposes to, any person to commit any such murder, shall be liable to imprisonment for 25 years”.
The seminal case in the matter of R v Shephard  2 KB 125 held that there was no need for the existence of a victim, it will be sufficient that the victim is capable of being murdered at the time when the act of murder is to be committed.
For Conspiracy to Murder the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 25 years.
Please note that this penalty is reserved for the worst kind of offending and is unlikely to be what you would receive.
In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for a Conspiracy to murder charge.
Since Conspiracy to Murder is a criminal offence, the burden of proof lies on the Prosecution. The prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
Some of the possible defences available may include:
For Conspiracy to Murder, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® offers the following options:
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