solicitation

solicitation
Asking; enticing; urgent request. The inchoate offense of requesting or encouraging someone to engage in illegal conduct. Any action which the relation of the parties justifies in construing into a serious request. Thus "solicitation of prostitution" is the asking or urging a person to engage in prostitution. The word is also used in such phrases as "solicitation to larceny," to bribery, etc. For the crime of solicitation to be completed, it is only necessary that the actor, with intent that another person commit a crime, have enticed, advised, incited, ordered or otherwise encouraged that person to commit a crime. The crime solicited need not be committed. A person is guilty of solicitation to commit a crime if with the purpose of promoting or facilitating its commission he commands, encourages or requests another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute such crime or an attempt to commit such crime or which would establish his complicity in its commission or attempted commission. Model Penal Code, No. 5.02.
See also e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 373 (solicitation to commit a violent crime).
Under Model Penal Code, No. 5.05, solicitation of a crime is of the same grade and degree as the most serious offense solicited
@ solicitation of bribe
Asking, or enticing, or requesting of another to commit crime of bribery. State v. Wallace, DeLSuper., 9 Storey 123, 214 A.2d 886, 889.
See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 201
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