Question by  worker2614 (137)

Is a crime punishable if it is attempted but not committed?

If someone attempts to commit a crime but does not follow through and backs out prior to it really being a crime can they be held liable for their actions.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

There are possibilities that you will be held for conspiracy to commit or for the commission, such as attempted robbery.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes, if you're caught. If you conspire with someone else to commit a crime and then you back out, but they go along with it and commit the crime you can be held liable if you do not tell the authorities. If you tell the authorities they will sometimes work with you to get a lesser charge.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

If you didn't follow through on it, I don't think you could be. But if it happened and you knew about it then possible yes you could.

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