Accomplice Liability in New Jersey Criminal Cases
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Totowa, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup helps clients with case-related issues throughout New Jersey, including in Paterson, Totowa, Clifton, Wayne, and Haledon. Many of her clients have been charged with domestic violence related criminal offenses such as kidnapping, aggravated assault, robbery, and weapons offenses. Ms. Hascup is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who will attack the criminal charges against you and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.
Ms. Hascup has successfully handled countless cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor and special deputy attorney general. During the course of her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, she handled cases ranging from Homicide (murder) and endangering the welfare of a child to burglary and sexual offenses. Now she is fighting for you. Contact her office for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Accomplice Liability in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:2-6
Liability for Conduct of Another. N.J.S.A. 2C:2-6 provides:
a. A person is guilty of an offense if it is committed by his own conduct or by the conduct of another person for which he is legally accountable, or both.
b. A person is legally accountable for the conduct of another person when:
- Acting with the kind of culpability that is sufficient for the commission of the offense, he causes an innocent or irresponsible person to engage in such conduct;
- He is made accountable for the conduct of such other person by the code of by the law defining the offense;
- He is an accomplice of such other person in the commission of an offense; or
- He is engaged in a conspiracy with such other person.
c. A person is an accomplice of another person in the commission of an offense if:
1. With the purpose of promoting or facilitating the commission of the offense; he:
a. Solicits such other person to commit it;
b. Aids or aggresses or attempts to aid such other person in planning or committing it; or
c. Having a legal duty to prevent the commission of the offense, fails to make proper effort to do so.
2. His conduct is expressly declared by law to establish his complicity.
d. A person who is legally incapable of committing a particular offense himself may be guilty thereof if it is committed by another person for whose conduct he is legally accountable, unless such liability is inconsistent with the purpose of the provision establishing his complicity.
e. Unless otherwise provided by the code or by the law defining the offense, a person is not an accomplice in an offense committed by another person if:
- He is a victim of that offense;
- The offense is so defined that his conduct is inevitably incident to its commission; or
- He terminates his complicity under circumstances manifesting a complete and voluntary renunciation prior to the commission of the offense.
f. An accomplice may be convicted on proof of the commission of the offense and of his complicity therein, though the person claimed to have committed the offense has not been prosecuted or convicted or has been convicted of a different offense or degree of offense or has an immunity to prosecution or conviction or has been acquitted.
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If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal offense as a result of a being an accomplice to a domestic violence or other related incident, the consequences can be serious. Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for your free initial consultation.