Brief Fact Summary. The facts of the case are not discussed.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Solicitation requires the defendant to ask, entice, induce, or counsel another to commit a crime.
Solicitation of another to commit a felony is a crime in North Carolina, even though the solicitation is of no effect and the crime solicited is never committed.View Full Point of Law
Issue. What is the crime of solicitation?
Held. A person commits the crime of solicitation when he asks, induces, or counsels another to commit a crime. The solicitor is the person who develops the criminal idea and furthers its commission through another person.
Discussion. Solicitation is the offense of attempting to bring about a crime, not through one’s own actions, but rather, by inducing others to commit the crime.