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If a co-defendant uses a gun in a crime of violence can the defendant be held responsible for the gun too?

The defendant never touched the gun or bullets at all.


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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    The co-defendant will definitely be held responsible for everything that occurred during the crime. So, you might as well rape during the burglary, because you are going to be charged with it anyway.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 11/29/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    In some circumstances the answer is yes. This depends on the facts.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 11/22/2013
    Aric Cramer | Cramer Cramer LLC
    249 E. Tabernacle
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-1565
    If the State charges a co-defendant as an accomplice, he/she may be charged with a crime of violence even if never touching the weapon.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 11/21/2013
    Eric Sterkenburg | Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    16478 Beach Boulevard, No. 329
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (562) 477-6940
    All the persons involved in a crime are responsible for all actions by any of the other person during the crime. Example if one person kills a person during the crime all can be charged with the murder.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 11/21/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    They are both jointly liable for the use of the gun and both will be identically charged.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 11/20/2013
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