What is Aiding and Abetting?
Aiding and abetting or accessory to a crime is defined as someone who helps, encourages, or assists another person to commit a crime. The person who willfully causes the act by themselves or by another is referred to as a principal. Those aware of the crime being committed or who assist with the commission of a crime are referred to as accomplices.
A person found guilty of aiding and abetting may not necessarily be found guilty of the crime committed itself. A person may have only played a small role in the criminal act, but may still be charged with aiding and abetting.
What to do if you are charged with aiding and abetting in South Carolina
If you are being charged with aiding and abetting in South Carolina, it is important that you seek help from knowledgeable South Carolina criminal defense attorneys. You may feel your role in the crime was minor; however, you still may face harsh penalties. For that reason it is important to contact an aggressive South Carolina criminal defense attorney immediately.
Founded in 1996 by a former U.S. Attorney, the Strom Law Firm, LLC knows what it takes to aggressively defend cases on a state and federal level. If you have been charged with aiding and abetting, do not wait until it is too late. Contact us today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800.