Rendering Criminal Assistance

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Rendering Criminal Assistance charges involve the defendant either protecting another individual from police or assisting in committing a crime.

Fortunately, defenses exist. Perhaps the co-defendant was a relative. Lapses in judgment or lack of intent are also factors.

A person is guilty of Rendering Criminal Assistance in the First Degree if he or she renders criminal assistance to a person who has committed or is being sought for murder in the first degree or any class A felony. This charge is a Class B Felony.

A person is guilty of Rendering Criminal Assistance in the Second Degree if he or she renders criminal assistance to a person who has committed or is being sought for a class B or class C felony or to someone being sought for violation of parole, probation, or community supervision. This crime is a gross misdemeanor.

A person is guilty of Rendering Criminal Assistance in the Third Degree if he or she renders criminal assistance to a person who has committed a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor. The crime is a simple misdemeanor.

If you or someone you care about faces Rendering Criminal Assistance charges in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation.