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Massachusetts Accessory Before the Fact Criminal Charges

Massachusetts Accessory Before the Fact Laws

In order for the state to convict someone of accessory before the fact, the state needs to prove several things.  Essentially an accessory before the fact is defined as a person that helps a felon before the crime is committed.  A person can help a felon by assisting in counseling, hiring or through other means.  The crime of accessory before the fact is governed by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 274, Section 2.

Massachusetts Accessory Before the Fact Evidence

The prosecutor needs to prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt to have someone found guilty of accessory before the fact.  First, the prosecutor needs to prove that someone other than the defendant committed the felony.  Then the prosecutor needs to prove that the defendant helped the person in committing the crime.  Finally, a prosecutor needs to prove that the defendant intended to help the person to commit the crime.

Massachusetts Accessory Before the Fact Defense Attorney

Accessory before the fact is a serious crime in Massachusetts.  A defendant can be sent to jail if convicted of accessory before the fact.  It is important that you have an experienced defense attorney to help if you if you are being charged with accessory before the fact.  Attorney Chan will be able to create an aggressive defensive strategy to help you through your accessory before the fact case.

Call Attorney Jason Chan to talk about your accessory before the fact case today at 508-808-8902.


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