Accompaniment Law and Legal Definition

Accompaniment refers to anything that accompanies something else. It can be an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another.

In a bank robbery, forced movement across a bank's threshold is per se accompaniment. ‘Whoever, in committing any offense of bank robbery, or in avoiding or attempting to avoid apprehension for the commission of such offense, or in freeing himself or attempting to free himself from arrest or confinement for such offense, kills any person, or forces any person to accompany him without the consent of such person, shall be imprisoned not less than ten years, or if death results shall be punished by death or life imprisonment.’ [18 USCS § 2113].