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my niece has been named co defendant in a case involving ...

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my niece has been named co defendant in a case involving her boyfriend where he was charged with possession of 18 lbs of marijuana with intent to deliver. the drugs were found in her house. what does being named a co defendant mean
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 years ago.


It means she will be charged equally with whatever crimes the state sets forth. Many times this is done in anticipation of one of the "co-defendants" giving information or testifing against the other(s) in exchange for a lesser charge and sentence.

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