Aiding and Abetting

There are situations in which a person who did not actually commit the crime can still be held responsible in whole or in part. This is referred to as aiding and abetting.

Aiding and Abetting an Offender

Minnesota law makes it a felony to harbor, conceal, aid, or assist someone in avoiding arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment.

Accomplice Liability

Minnesota law provides that a person who “intentionally aids, advises, hires, counsels, or conspires with or otherwise procures” someone else to commit a crime is also responsible for the crime, along with any other crime which was reasonably forseeable as a probable consequence of the intended crime. An accomplice can be charged and convicted even if the other person is not.

Accomplice After the Fact

An accomplice after the fact is someone who intentionally destroys or conceals evidence of a crime, provides false or misleading information about a crime, receives the proceeds of a crime, or otherwise obstructs the investigation or prosecution of a crime. A person convicted as an accomplice after the fact can receive a sentence up to half of the maximum sentence of the crime he obstructed.

Representation for Aiding or Abetting

If you have been charged with aiding, abetting, or being an accomplice, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. These laws are complicated. You need an attorney who will work hard and mount an aggressive defense on your behalf. You also need a defense attorney who will give you Straight Talk and Honest Answers about your case and your options. Our criminal defense attorneys have the experience to give you the representation you deserve, and the record to prove it.

Our defense attorneys regularly appear in both state and federal courts around the Twin Cities, including Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka, and Brooklyn Center (Hennepin County); St. Paul and Maplewood (Ramsey County); Anoka (Anoka County); Stillwater (Washington County); Shakopee (Scott County); Chaska (Carver County); Hastings, West St. Paul, and Apple Valley (Dakota County).

We also defend felony cases across the state, and have handled cases in many Minnesota counties, including Sherburne County (Elk River), Wright County (Buffalo), Chisago County (Center City), Isanti County (Cambridge), Rice County (Faribault), Goodhue County (Red Wing), Stearns County (St. Cloud), Blue Earth County (Mankato), Olmsted County (Rochester), and St. Louis County (Duluth).

If you are facing a criminal charge, you need professional, personal representation. Our team of attorneys will offer you Straight Talk and Honest Answers about your case.