Accomplice Liability under Pennsylvania Law

by | Jun 16, 2014 | Criminal Defense

Pennsylvania law defines an accomplice as:

a person is an accomplice of another person in the commission of an offenses if: with the intent of promoting or facilitating the commission of the offense he solicits such other person to commit it or aids or agrees or attempts to aid such other person in planning or committing it or his conduct is expressly declared by law to establish his complicity.

The only time someone who meets the elements above can remove himself from criminal liability is if:

he is a victim to the offense; the offense is so defined that his conduct is inevitably incident to its commission; or he terminates his complicity prior to the commission of the offense AND

wholly deprives it of effectiveness in the commission of the offense or gives timely warning to the law enforcement authorities or otherwise makes proper effort to prevent the commission of the offense.

If you or someone you loved has been charged with the commission of a crime or as an accomplice, contact the experienced and aggressive attorneys at the Kelly Law Firm for a free consultation.

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