Any person who, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of a crime, commands, hires, requests, or solicits another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute the commission of such offense or an attempt to commit such offense, is guilty of criminal solicitation.

     Criminal solicitation is a:
             (1)      Class 1 felony if the offense solicited is a Class A, B or C felony;

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 22-4A-1

  • Offense: or "public offense" any crime, petty offense, violation of a city or county ordinance, or act prohibited by state or federal law. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
  • Person: any natural person, unborn child, association, limited liability company, corporation, firm, organization, partnership, or society. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2

             (2)      Class 2 felony if the offense solicited is a Class 1 felony;
             (3)      Class 3 felony if the offense solicited is a Class 2 felony;
             (4)      Class 4 felony if the offense solicited is a Class 3 felony;
             (5)      Class 5 felony if the offense solicited is a Class 4 felony;
             (6)      Class 6 felony if the offense solicited is a Class 5 felony; or
             (7)      Class 1 misdemeanor if the offense solicited is a Class 6 felony.

Source: SL 2005, ch 120, § 438.