- Conspiracy does not require an overt act by the defendant; accomplice liability does.
- Conspiracy is a distinct offense; accomplice liability is a method of liability for the accomplished offense.
- Pinkerton liability allows holding conspirators liable as well however.
- Conspiracy does not require an attempt an to aid; accomplice liability does require assistance.
- Under the Model Penal Code, conspiracy requires that additional crimes be planned beyond what was carried out.
- Conspiracy requires an agreement; accomplice liability does not.