Defenses to Accomplice Liability Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill wants to commit the crime of the century so he puts together a plan to rob the United States gold reserve at Fort Knox. Hillary finds out what Bill is up to and, thinking that he will be famous for this, encourages him to go for it. She even gives him a shotgun of hers that she tells him to use during the robbery. On the day of the robbery, Hillary has a change of heart and begs bill not to go through with it. However, Bill will not be deterred and goes off to carry out the plan. Bill successfully carries out the robbery but he is caught a few days later. He is tried and convicted of the bank robbery. If Hillary is tried as an accomplice, she will be convicted as well:
True
False
The federal government has recently passed a law making it illegal to transport women over state lines in order to employ them as prostitutes. Heidi runs a high end brothel in Los Angeles and she has women brought in from all over the United States to work in the brothel. One particular woman, Cleo, has waited her whole life to become a prostitute and, as soon as she turns eighteen, she flies to Los Angeles and begins working for Heidi. If Heidi is charged with violating the Federal statute, Cleo can be convicted as an accomplice:
True
False
A recent state statute has made it illegal for any male over the age of eighteen to engage is sexual intercourse with a female under the age of eighteen. Justin, a twenty-four year old bartender, has sex with Brittany, a sixteen year old high school student. If Justin is convicted for violating the statute, Brittany can be convicted as an accomplice:
True
False
The State Legislature has recently passed a law making it a criminal offense to sell cigarettes to people under the age of eighteen. Ignoring the law, Joe Camel, the owner of a local bodega, sells cigarettes to any kid who wants them. Mike, a thirteen year old boy, is a regular customer at Joes and buys a pack of cigarettes every time he goes into the bodega. If Joe is convicted of violating the statute, Mike can be convicted as an accomplice:
True
False

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