The Statute Governing “Aiding Consummation of a Crime” Charges in Pennsylvania
Contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys to learn your rights and options concerning any crime for “aiding” or other charge. We analyze the charges against you and provide a realistic view of your situation. Below you will find the actual text of the Pennsylvania statute governing charges for aiding the consummation of a crime in Pennsylvania. This was current as of July 2010. Our Pittsburgh criminal defense law firm is primarily in the business of fighting for defendants’ rights; we are not in the business of updating websites, but wanted to at least give you some information for educational purposes, only. You should talk to a lawyer for legal advice to fully learn your rights in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. Our attorneys will explain to you the aiding-related crime, possible punishment, and all your options.
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5107. Aiding consummation of crime
(a) OFFENSE DEFINED. –A person commits an offense if he intentionally aids another to accomplish an unlawful object of a crime, as by safeguarding the proceeds thereof or converting the proceeds into negotiable funds.
(b) GRADING. –The offense is a felony of the third degree if the principal offense was a felony of the first or second degree. Otherwise it is a misdemeanor of the second degree.