Accomplice Mens Rea and Actus Reus Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The state legislature has recently passed a law making it illegal to “use unlawful force against another person with the intent of permanently depriving them of their personal property.” Bill and Hillary put together a plan to rob the First National Bank of Little Rock. The plan calls for Bill to actually enter the bank and execute the plan while Hillary waits in the getaway car. Bill plans to take the money that they steal, hide it in an off-shore account and live happily ever after on the Caribbean. Hillary plans to take her share of the money, invest in some land that her friend Jordan has told her about and then return the money she took back to the bank. If Bill and Hillary are caught and charged with robbery and accessory to robbery, the result will probably be:
Choice 1 Both Bill and Hillary will be convicted as principals
Choice 2 Bill will be convicted as a principal and Hillary will be convicted as an accomplice
Choice 3 Bill will be convicted as a principal and Hillary will be acquitted
Choice 4 Both Bill and Hillary will be acquitted
Bill and Hillary want to commit the crime of the century so they put together a plan to rob the United States gold reserve at Fort Knox. They carefully put the plan together and spend months revising it and practicing for the big day. On the day of the robbery, Bill goes off to carry out the plan while Hillary waits at home for him to return. Bill successfully carries out the robbery but is caught a few days later. Bill is charged with the actual robbery and Hillary is charged, separately, with being an accessory to the robbery. Due the weakness of the prosecution’s case, Bill is acquitted of the robbery. However, since the prosecution’s case is strong, they will probably be able to convict Hillary as an accomplice if they bring her to trial (modern rule):
True
False
Bill and Hillary want to commit the crime of the century so they put together a plan to rob the United States gold reserve at Fort Knox. They carefully put the plan together and spend months revising it and practicing for the big day. On the day of the robbery, Bill goes off to carry out the plan while Hillary waits at home for him to return. Bill successfully carries out the robbery but is caught a few days later. Bill is charged with the actual robbery and Hillary is charged, separately, with being an accessory to the robbery. Although the prosecution’s case against Bill is air-tight, Bill is acquitted of the robbery due to a technicality. However, since the prosecution’s case is strong, they will probably be able to convict Hillary as an accomplice if they bring her to trial (modern rule):
True
False

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