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Strayer University: Maitland Campus
Assignment 3
Criminal Law
Tierre Sinkfield

This fictional story is about Tommy and his four friends: Paul, Steven, Mike, and Dave. It should describe eight elements: solicitation, conspiracy, criminal attempt, principals, accomplices, and accessories before and after the fact.

It was Sunday and Tommy and his crew were engaging into a friendly wager match of basketball when Paul notice a gorgeous candy apple red Mercedes Benz suv. All of his life Paul wanted a vehicle of luxury. Paul said, “Boy that sure is one fine piece of equipment.” Dave looked over and said, “Wow! What I would not do to get one of those.” Shortly after, Steven whispered, “You guys acting like you want to go rob a bank or something.” At that very moment, Tommy thought to himself about all the power he will gain if he had done such a thing.

Later that evening, Tommy called Paul to come by his home. Paul arrived promptly since he lived two blocks over. Tommy said, “Would you do anything to get that car you saw earlier today?” Paul replied, “It’s not about the vehicle, it’s about the money.” “Good!” Tommy answered. “Let’s call the others to meet at 10:30pm at the shopping plaza on Michigan Blvd.” Tommy and Paul arrived first. Tommy had a plan to rob an ATM Messenger. Paul asked, “What’s going on at the shopping plaza Tommy?” “Let’s ask the others if they want to help us rob the ATM messenger.” Tommy replied. (Tommy: solicitation). Paul said, “well you already know that I am with it!’ Mike, Dave, and Steven arrived shortly, all looking confused. “Why are we here?” asked Mike. Tommy said, “I want us to rob the ATM messenger, who comes to this plaza every night at 11:31pm.” Steven and Dave quickly said, “Yes!” Mike said nothing. (Tommy, Paul, Steven, Dave, Mike: conspiracy)

Mike looked at his friends and said, “You know that this is called robbery.” “No! Armed robbery,” replied Tommy. “This needs to happen soon,” said Paul. Steven said, “I can supply the gun.” (Steven: accomplice) Dave replied, “Let’s do it Wednesday!” All agreed except for Mike. Mike said, “I don’t want any part of this.” Tommy told Mike he could leave if he is not with it. Mike didn’t hesitate to getting on his motorcycle and riding away from his friends. (Mike: accessory before the fact) Tommy asked, “What time is it?” Paul answered, “It’s 11:28 pm.” Tommy and the crew watched as the ATM messenger grabbed a black duffle bag from his truck, unlocked the ATM and restocked it with money. Wednesday was three days away so there was no time to waste. Wednesday evening was here and Tommy ranged all who still was interested in the crime. Steven came by Tommy’s home to show him the Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun, he took from his dad. Tommy said, “The others are on their way.” Paul walked inside with a huge grin. Once Dave arrived they all left in a van that Tommy stole the night before. Tommy asked one last time, “What time is it?” Paul replied, “Time to get this money!” The ATM messenger arrived on time. Tommy quickly jumped out the van. The others followed.

Tommy and his crew were unsuccessful in getting any money that night. Mike had gone to his Uncle Charlie, who was a retired police officer with this problem. Uncle Charlie called his buddy at the local police station and informed him of this. Tommy and his friends attempted to commit armed robbery on the messenger but were sadly mistaken to meet an undercover police officer playing the role of the messenger. (Armed robbery: criminal attempt)(Tommy, Paul, Dave, Steven: principals)

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