Coconspirator Law and Legal Definition

A coconspirator is a person who engages in a criminal conspiracy with another. S/he is member of a conspiracy, a joint or fellow conspirator.

A coconspirator is different from an accomplice after-the-fact. Under the statutory definitions, a coconspirator helps someone commit a crime, but an accomplice after-the-fact helps a person who has committed a crime evade the law. [State v. Skipintheday, 717 N.W.2d 423 (Minn. 2006)].