Am I guilty of any crime, if I was living with a group of people that were busted for multiple crimes but had no involvement?

Asked over 1 year ago - Manhattan, KS

I was living with them but did not assist in the crimes
i escaped from a window when the cops came to the door to talk about one of the crimes
i did not report any of the crimes to the police when they first occurred
i have talked to the police and told them what I knew in regards to the crimes and their activity

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  1. Patrick Michael Lewis


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    Answered . To be guilty of a crime in Kansas you must have known what was going on and participated in some way. Now whether the police and prosecutor believe you did not know or participate I cannnot say. Have you been charged? If so stop talking to the police and find a good criminal defense attorney immediately.

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  2. James Regan


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    Answered . There is no confidentiality online. Volunteering to answer this question does not create an attorney-client relationship. The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The likelihood of a positive outcome- exoneration or a mitigated sentence- is increased with the help of an experienced criminal litigator. Seek out an experienced criminal litigator for a free consultation. If you cannot find one on Avvo, search at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ( Speak to several attorneys and hire the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable. NACDL local members:

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