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Is it a Crime to Plan to Commit a Crime?

  Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in itself.   Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in Canada. Regardless of if the planned crime is never executed. Conspiring to commit a crime is in itself a crime. There are instances where an offence may not have been completed but nevertheless an offence of a different kind has been committed because of the actions or agreements in preparation for the  offence. These are known as inchoate offences. Even if the crime never occurs someone may be charged with an inchoate offence. In an instance where someone was planning on committing a crime they could be charged with the criminal offence of conspiracy found in section 465(1) of the Criminal Code. Conspiracy 465. (1) Except where otherwise expressly provided by law, the following provisions apply in respect of conspiracy: (a) every one…

6 Dec 2016