a friend went inside a gas station in new york ( dutchess county) with a rifle and stole cash and cigerettes, no shots fired or nobody was hurt, and this person stayed in the back seat of the car while someone else drove the car. i was looking for the criminal part of the person in the back seat. thank u
Your answer will be contained in the criminal court charges. If you look on ecourt, then the charges should be listed. The fact that the person in question was in the back seat during the alleged robbery will not make a difference in the charges if he or she was charged as acting in concert. The prosecutor will decide what the charges are and then a grand jury will hear evidence as to whether or not enough information is presented to warrant an indictment on the matter. Speak to the person's attorney to get further information as to possible outcomes. Good luck.
I have been a criminal defense attorney in New York for over 20 years. website: Brooklynlaw.net Phone #: 718-208-6094 email: [email protected] This answer is only for informational purposes and is not meant as legal advice.
It is a Robbery in the 1st Degree BUT I don't see the culpability/responsibility of the guy in the backseat UNLESS he shared in the proceeds of the robbery or aided the others in the planning of the robbery.
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Based on the facts you describe you could be charged with first degree robbery which is a class B felony. The theory of prosecution against you would be acting in concert. You should have an attorney and you should be discussing ALL of the facts and circumstances with him/her.
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