What is an Accessory After the Fact?

Accessory after the fact occurs when you knew about a crime that was committed, and you aided the person in any way. This can include helping them flee the scene, hiding them, destroying evidence, and lying to law enforcement. Accessory after the fact differs from conspiracy because there is no element of helping plan the crime; all illegal activities took place after the crime occurred.

If you have been accused of accessory after the fact, you need talented legal representation with a thorough understanding of the law and a dedication to finding justice for you. Reach out to our law firm right away for knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers who will fight aggressively for a positive outcome in your case.

What Are the Penalties for an Accessory After the Fact Conviction?

The penalties for being convicted of accessory after the fact vary depending on where you live and the circumstances in the case. However, in some states like Nevada, you could face up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines for being an accessory to a felony and up to 6 months in jail and $500 in fines for being an accessory to a misdemeanor.

To avoid the heaviest sentencing and possibly even get your charges dropped, contact a trusted legal team like the one at our law firm right away.

How Can Someone Accused with Accessory After the Fact Avoid Sentencing?

Talented criminal defense attorneys can build a strong defense against your accessory after-the-fact charges that could help you avoid sentencing or at least lessen the penalties. Some ways we could demonstrate that you don’t deserve a heavy sentencing are explaining that you were acting under duress, that you were a bystander and were mistaken as an accessory, or that you did not know about the crime.

Contact our law firm today for a free, confidential consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We will investigate the details of your case and help ensure that you are not wrongfully punished.

Can Our Defense Lawyer Help You with Accessory After the Fact Charges?

When you are accused of accessory after the fact or any other criminal activity, you may feel scared and overwhelmed about what happens next. A conviction could affect your life for years to come, making it difficult to find employment or keep custody of your children in a divorce. You don’t need to fight this battle alone.

Our experienced attorneys have helped many individuals fight wrongful criminal accusations, walking away with a lighter sentence or with all charges dismissed. We know how to interact with prosecutors, the judge, and the jury in a way that demonstrates your innocence. We promise to leverage our talent, knowledge, and experience to get the result you need in your accessory after the fact case. Contact us right away to discuss the details of your situation in a free case evaluation. You can reach us at (702) 793-2326.

Author Bio

Benjamin Durham is the principal attorney and founder of Benjamin Durham Law Firm, a criminal defense law firm based in Las Vegas, NV. With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, he represents clients in both injury and criminal cases. Over his career, he has secured favorable verdicts for clients in both state and federal courts and successfully defended numerous high-profile prosecutions.

Ben’s exceptional legal skills and dedication to his clients have earned him recognition as a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also has been honored as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, further solidifying his reputation as a top-notch legal practitioner.

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