What is Accessory?

You don’t always have to be the one who commits a crime to be charged with a criminal offense. Just assisting someone who you know will commit or who has already committed a crime is grounds for arrest and imprisonment. An accessory is someone who assists or encourages or facilitates a crime, or knowingly helps …

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What to Expect at Your Arraignment

If you are arrested and formal charges are filed, the first court appearance you make is at your arraignment (and/or case management conference). This is the time you will enter your plea to the charge(s) against you, declaring if you plead guilty or not guilty. Typically you will be advised of the charges in writing …

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