Accomplices: Common Law Classifications Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George is an art dealer who specializes in small statues made out of precious metals. Through the grapevine, George hears that a miniature reproduction of Michelangelo’s Pieta, chiseled out of gold by Rodin, will be put up for sale by Sotheby’s auction house. George decides he must have the statue but he has no intention of paying the exorbitant amount of money it will cost. George prepares some counterfeit documents listing himself as the rightful owner of the statue and he calls in one of his aides to deliver the documents to Sotheby’s and collect the statue. The aide has no idea that the documents are forged and that George is trying to steal the statue. The plan does not work and George is arrested. He will be charged for this crime as a:
Choice 1 Principal in the first degree, because he caused his innocent aide to try and commit the theft
Choice 2 Principal in the second degree, because he planned the crime and forged the documents
Choice 3 Accessory before the fact, because he provided the aide with the documentation needed to falsely claim ownership of the statue
Choice 4 He will not be charged
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 and both he and Hillary are put on trial. Because Bill actually committed the crime he will be charged as a principal in the first degree. Because of Hillary’s involvement, she will be charged as a principal in the second degree:
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. They set up a closed circuit TV system that allows Hillary to see everything that Bill sees through a small camera on Bills shoulder. On the day of the robbery, Bill goes off to carry out the plan while Hillary stays at home monitoring the TV screen and feeding Bill instructions through a small ear piece that Bill has in his ear. Bill successfully carries out the robbery but is caught a few days later and both he and Hillary are put on trial. Because Bill actually committed the crime he will be charged as a principal in the first degree. Because of Hillary’s involvement, she will be charged as a principal in the second degree:
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. 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 (common law 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. They set up a closed circuit TV system that allows Hillary to see everything that Bill sees through a small camera on Bills shoulder. On the day of the robbery, Bill goes off to carry out the plan while Hillary stays at home monitoring the TV screen and feeding Bill instructions through a small ear piece that Bill has in his ear. 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 a principal in the second degree to the robbery. 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 if they bring her to trial (common law 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. 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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