People v. Rizzo
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 246 N.Y. 334, 158 N.E. 888 (1927) Brief Fact Summary. Defendant was convicted of attempted robbery. However, at the time he was arrested, he never found the targeted individual he wanted to rob. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Only the acts so near the accomplishment of a crime that in all reasonable probability the crime itself would have been committed but for timely interference. ...

People v. Rizzo
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People v. Rizzo
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 246 N.Y. 334, 158 N.E. 888 (1927) Brief Fact Summary. The Defendant, Charles Rizzo (Defendant) and three others planned to commit a robbery. They looked for the man they were supposed to rob, but had not found him when two police officers who were following them arrested them. Synopsis of Rule of Law. An attempt requires a dangerous proximity to the accomplishment of the crime. ...

Attempt
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CHAPTER 12 Attempt OVERVIEW Not every criminal succeeds at crime. Some try their best but fail; others may change their mind and stop short of their initially intended goal. Some are even caught before they can complete their crime. Attempt punishes offenders who intend to commit a crime (referred to here as the “target” crime) and act to implement that intent, but do not achieve their goal. Attempt is an important law enforcement tool. Police can prevent crime by arresting an offender before he actually commits his target crime. (This is why attempt is sometimes called an inchoate or ...

ATTEMPT
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Chapter 6 ATTEMPT Introductory Note: Even if a person does not complete the commission of a substantive crime, she can in some instances be convicted of the separate crime of “attempting” to commit that substantive crime. The most important elements of liability for attempt are: (1) To be liable for attempting crime X, D must have had the intent to do acts which, if they had been carried out, would have resulted in the commission of crime X; (2) Thoughts alone won't suffice---D must have committed some act in furtherance of the crime (though exactly what types of act will suffi ...

Case Overviews
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People v. Acosta (1991) Facts: Acosta, driving a stolen car, led police on a forty-eight mile chase. Two police helicopters, assisting in the chase, collided, killing three people. An expert testified that he had never heard of a midair collision between two police helicopters tracking a ground pursuit, and that the pilot of one of the helicopters broke FAA regulations. Acosta was convicted of murder, but claimed that a collision between helicopters was not a foreseeable result of his conduct, and that the pilot's violation of FAA guidelines was a superseding cause of the deaths. ...

CONDITIONS, BREACH, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF PERFORMANCE
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Chapter 7 CONDITIONS, BREACH, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF PERFORMANCE ChapterScope This chapter deals with the performance of contracts. In particular, it deals with when and how the parties owe each other performance under the contract, and with how the existence of a breach of contract is determined. Key principles and terms: Condition: A “condition” is an event which must occur before a party's performance is due. Conditions can be either “express” or “constructive.” Express:An “express” condition is a condition on which the parties have agreed (either explic ...

Table of Cases
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Table of Cases A; R. v. Aaron; People v. Abbott v. Queen Abdallah; State v. Acosta; People v. Addington v. Texas Adjutant; Commonwealth v. Aiken; People v. Allen v. Ulster County Court Almeida; Commonwealth v. Alsondo; United States v. Alston-Graves; United States v. Alvarez; United States v. Anderson; People v.,447 P.2d 942 (Cal. 1968) Anderson; State v.,79 S.W.3d 420 (Mo. 2002) Anderson; State v.,227 Conn. 518, 631 A.2d 1149 (1993) Apollo Energies; United States v. Apprendi v. New Jersey Arizona v. Clark Arteaga; People v. Arthur Andersen, LLP v. United States Arzon; Pe ...

Mistake
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CHAPTER 5 Mistake OVERVIEW We all make mistakes---even criminals. However, suppose someone who thinks that what he is doing is legal turns out to be mistaken, and the act is a crime. Is he guilty? The common law answered this question as it often does: “It depends.” Consider a factual mistake. As a general rule, if Angelica reasonably thinks the white powder in her vial is salt though it is really cocaine, she is not guilty of transporting cocaine. The law treats legal mistakes, however, strikingly differently. Arthur has been told by a state EPA director that he may, without a permit, ...

TABLE OF CASES
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TABLE OF CASES Abbott, State v. Alston, State v. Anderson, People v. Antick, People v. Ashley, People v. Atencio, Commonwealth v. Atkins v. Virginia Balint, U.S. v. Beardsley, People v. Bell, U.S. v. Berry v. Superior Court Berry, People v. Blaue, Regina v. Blumenthal, U.S. v. Brown v. U.S. Brown, People v. Bryan, U.S. v. Burns v. State Burton, People v. Bush v. Commonwealth Bush, Commonwealth v. Calder v. Bull Cali, Commonwealth v. Ceballos, People v. Chicago, City of v. Morales Clark v. Arizona Clark, State v. Cobbler, People v. Commonwealth v. (listed under op ...