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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 321

Conspiracy to commit an offence

    (1)     Subject to this Act, if a person agrees with any other person or persons that a course of conduct shall be pursued which will involve the commission of an offence by one or more of the parties to the agreement, he is guilty of the indictable offence of conspiracy to commit that offence.

    (2)     For a person to be guilty under subsection (1) of conspiracy to commit a particular offence both he and at least one other party to the agreement—

        (a)     must intend that the offence the subject of the agreement be committed; and

        (b)     must intend or believe that any fact or circumstance the existence of which is an element of the offence will exist at the time when the conduct constituting the offence is to take place.

    (3)     A person may be guilty under subsection (1) of conspiracy to commit an offence notwithstanding the existence of facts of which he is unaware which make commission of the offence by the agreed course of conduct impossible.

S. 321(4) inserted by No. 10233 s. 9(a), amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 40.15).

    (4)     An indictment charging an offence against this section must not be filed without the approval of the Director of Public Prosecutions or of a person authorized by the Director of Public Prosecutions to give approval for the purposes of this subsection.

S. 321A inserted by No. 10079 s. 7(2).

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