If a certain road with a notorious destination is paved with good intentions, the road to being held liable as an accomplice to a crime is paved with intent.
Intent is really the name of the game when it comes to your role as an accomplice to a crime. Did you know that your actions would help someone break a law or escape justice? Did you intend to assist them in committing a crime? If you were unaware that your actions would enable criminal activity, you will probably not be found guilty as an accomplice.
Being an accomplice or accessory to a crime is serious business, and if found guilty, you are considered just as guilty as the acting criminals. There are two primary ways to be involved in a crime:
Principals in the second degree, aiders and abettors, and accessories are all considered accomplices, and if it is proven that they intended to assist in a crime, they will face serious charges.
Of course, there are several instances where people were unknowingly accomplices to a crime, and therefore cannot be found liable for the crime that was committed. If you have been charged as an accomplice but were unaware of the intended crime and how your actions would affect it, you should not be held liable.
If you are facing accusations or charges of being an accomplice to a crime, protect your rights today by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. We can help you defend both your honor and your future. For a free consultation, contact us today by phone or by clicking on the live chat link now.
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