Criminal Law Keyed to Dresslerback
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A woman and four other people formed a gang. They called themselves the “Fast Food Gang.” They would go into local fast food restaurants, place large and complicated orders, and when the clerk totaled their bill, they would pull out handguns and demand to be given the contents of the cash register. The gang committed twelve robberies in twelve months. As they ended a meeting finalizing the plans for another robbery, the woman announced to all the members, “I quit this gang and I quit my life of crime!” The gang completed the thirteenth robbery, as planned.
If the woman is charged with conspiracy, in connection with the thirteenth fast food robbery, she will be found:CorrectIncorrect
Two roommates wanted to rent a movie. One roommate talked the other into driving to the nearby video store to rent the movie. “Take my car,” said the roommate. “It’s the blue car in front. The keys are in the ignition.” The other roommate went outside and drove off in the wrong car. The owner of the car called the police, who arrested both of the roommates.
The roommate’s best defense against conspiracy charges is that:CorrectIncorrect
A trader was placed on probation after her conviction for stock fraud. The terms of her probation provided that she was not to be permitted to purchase stock on the American or the New York Stock Exchanges. A broker, who did not know of the trader’s past, called her and, after a lengthy conversation and much cajoling, talked the trader into opening a portfolio, which he would manage for her. The broker bought the trader stock on both exchanges. In the jurisdiction, violating terms of probation is a felony.
If the broker is charged with being an accessory to a violation of probation terms, he should be found:CorrectIncorrect
A gunman and a driver planned and committed the armed robbery of an ice cream parlor. The gunman threatened a waitress with a gun, while the driver emptied the store’s cash register. The gunman fired a few shots at the store’s lights and said, “Anyone that follows us gets it.” The driver drove the getaway car and when it appeared that they were safe, they both relaxed. The gunman turned a corner and saw a man walking down the street. “Boy do I hate that jerk,” said the gunman. The driver took his gun and shot a man, who died three weeks later.
If the gunman is charged with murder, he will most likely be found:CorrectIncorrect