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Helping a Friend Can be a Crime - Accessory to Crime in Colorado

Helping your friend or family member who is being chased by police, can result in a felony criminal charge of Accessory to Crime, again you. Located under C.R.S. 18-8-105, Accessory to Crime is a law designed to prevent people from receiving assistance from others. Even if a family member is asking for a ride, or a place to stay, you must stay clear if you know they are wanted by police. You can be charged with a felony or petty offense, depending on the crime your friend is accused of. Blog Discussing Accessory to Crime

Accessory to Crime - C.R.S. 18-8-105

The charge of Accessory to Crime, C.R.S. 18-8-105, is found under a section of the Colorado Revised Statutes titled "Obstruction of Public Justice". The basis for criminalizing the act of assisting a person that committed a crime goes back to English common law. It is an affront to civilized societies for a person to aid someone in fleeing from justice because it circumvents the legal process.

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  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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