Object Offense Law and Legal Definition

The term ‘object offense’ refers to a crime that is the object, main aim, or target of the defendant’s attempt, solicitation, conspiracy, or complicity. For example, in a charge of attempted murder, murder is the object offense. An object offense is also known as target offense.

The term ‘object offense’ can refer to a defendant's offense conduct or the charged offense. [United States v. Madewell, 917 F.2d 301, 306 (7th Cir. 1990)].