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An accomplice is someone who aids in the commission of a crime. An accomplice is distinguished from an accessory by usually being present or directly aiding in the crime and may share in the same charge and punishment as the principal criminal.
An accomplice is someone who knowingly, voluntarily, and with common interest, participates in the commission of a crime, and can be charged with the same crime(s) for which the accused will be tried. The law does not recognize accomplices to any misdemeanor or the crime of treason.
There are three (3) ways to offer a defense to the crime of being an accomplice: