Criminal Complicity Charges
In criminal law, a person who knowingly and voluntarily helps a offender plan or commit a criminal act can be equally as guilty of the crime.
Depending on the role in the crime, this other person may be known as an accomplice, an accessory, or an abettor.
Generally, in all cases except accessory after the fact, the accomplice may face the same charges and punishments as the perpetrator.
If you or someone you know if facing criminal charges for complicity in a crime, discuss your case with a criminal defense attorney. Simply fill out or free online evaluation form or call 877-445-1059 to arrange a no-obligation consultation today.
What are Complicity Charges?
Criminal complicity extends criminal charges to those who knew about, helped plan, or helped execute a criminal act. Generally, these complicity charges only exists in serious, felony crimes.
Learn more about the charges you may face:
- Criminal Accomplice – someone present who does not carry out the crime
- Criminal Accessory – someone who helps but is not present at the time
- Criminal Conspiracy – two or more people planning a future crime
Please note that the definitions of these charges will vary according to state criminal laws.
Discuss Your Charges with a Criminal Defense Attorney
Don’t let the actions of another land you behind bars. If you are accused of being an accomplice of accessory to a crime you had no knowledge of, let a criminal defense attorney set the record straight.
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The above summary is by no means all-inclusive and is not legal advice. For the latest information on criminal laws, speak to a local criminal defense lawyer in your state.