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Can you be convicted on charges that somebody has already

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Can you be convicted on charges that somebody has already been charged with and found guilty on charges
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.


The answer is yes, depending upon the circumstances. People can be charged as co-defendants or as co-conspirators. You could fight the case on the basis that another person was charged and convicted of the offense, but if you're found guilty of acting together with that person as part of the criminal enterprise, you can be charged and convicted too.

If you give me the details behind your question, I can be more specific.