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.
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.