target offense

Definition of "target offense"
  1. A criminal act, for example, murder, which is the intended outcome of a plotted scheme
How to use "target offense" in a sentence
  1. In the police report, the detectives identified the target offense as arson.
  2. The lawyer presented evidence to show that his client had no knowledge of the target offense being planned.
  3. During the trial, it was revealed that the target offense of the conspiracy had been a large scale bank fraud.

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