To be viewed as an accomplice to wrongdoing, one should deliberately take an interest in the commission of wrongdoing. If you have contributed in any capacity to the commission of a wrongdoing, you are an extra.
There are factors that an investigator should consider making a conviction for an accomplice to a wrongdoing. For example:
- The individual was not at the gathering that carried out the wrongdoing
- This activity did indeed help the individual in accordance with the wrongdoing carried out
- The individual knew about their activities being important to carry out the wrongdoing
For instance, in the event that you know someone has plans to carry out a wrongdoing and they come to you in advance to ask that you help, you can be an accomplice to the wrongdoing. It doesn’t generally need to be vicious violations.
For example, if you are the director at a supermarket and a friend of yours is attempting to accommodate their family and asks that you leave the secondary passage of the store open during your day of work so they may enter the store from the front, just to take the things through the rear of the store without paying, you would be held liable for your actions. You might not have taken the items yourself, yet you have made the commission of a wrongdoing conceivable, which makes you an embellishment.
Regardless of whether there was no wrongdoing carried out, your part in helping with making the wrongdoing conceivable is still an explanation behind an investigator to record charges against you. In the event that an investigator can demonstrate that you or the individual blamed had information for a wrongdoing being perpetrated and conceivable with their help, you might be demonstrated liable.
For instance, the supermarket theft may have just been perpetrated and you were not the senior supervisor, but rather you were the individual sitting in the vehicle behind the store, waiting for the individual that was carrying out the wrongdoing to come out. As they stacked the vehicle with the stolen merchandise, you drove the vehicle away from the office. In this model you are an extra, since you realized they were taking merchandise and you helped with getting away from the location of the crime. On the off chance that you were sitting tight in the parking garage for your partner to shop and they got back with taken things and you were uninformed that they did not pay, it is improbable that you will be viewed as an assistant to the commission of this wrongdoing.
Contact a Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been blamed for assisting in a wrongdoing, or if you knew about it and didn’t try to stop it, speak with an experienced lawyer, like a criminal lawyer from The Lynch Law Group, as soon as possible.