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If you assist another person to commit a crime or if you conspire with another person to commit a crime, you can be arrested and found guilty of a derivative crime. Some common derivative crimes include:
As a general rule, the derivative crime law refers to the main actor in a crime as the principal and the assisting person(s) as accomplice(s). An accomplice is one who helps another to commit a crime. Even if an accomplice does not carry out the crime, in the eyes of the law the accomplice's pre-crime assistance makes him or her just as guilty as the person who does the deed itself.
A criminal defense lawyer can represent and defend your rights if you have been charged with a derivative crime. The representation by a criminal lawyer is crucial in a derivative crime charge. The criminal defense lawyer can provide you a number of services necessary to build a strong defense in your derivative crime case.
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