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Accessory After The Fact

Definition of the noun accessory after the fact

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noun

  1. a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: accessary / accessory = someone who helps another person commit a crime

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Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1904)

ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT. An accessory after the fact is a person who, after full knowledge that a crime has been committed, conceals it from the magistrate, and harbors, assists, or protects the person who is charged with or convicted ...

Google previewFCS Criminal Law L3

Key words An accessory after the fact is a person who helps the An accessory after the perpetrator after the crime was committed, with the fact is a person who intention to prevent the perpetrator from being caught. nelPs tne perpetrator For ...

Google previewCriminal Law in the USA (2011)

by D. Scott Broyles

Accessory After the Fact 241. An Accessory After the Fact is a person who assists the Principal in escaping punishment for the crime. Unlike a Principal in the Second Degree or an Accessory Before the Fact, an Accessory After the Fact is not ...

Google previewLow's Black Letter Outline on Criminal Law, 3d (2007)

by Peter Low

Accessory After the Fact An accessory after the fact is a person who aids a criminal after the crime is committed. The aid could come, for example, in the form of help to escape, to avoid detection, or to dispose of the fruits of the crime.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

An accessory after the fact is a person who, knowing that another has committed a felony, subsequently aids the felon to escape in any way or prevents arrest and prosecution. The person may help the felon elude justice by concealing, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1896)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

An accessory after the fact is one who, knowing the felony to have been committed, unlawfully receives, comforts, or assists the felon for the purpose of enabling him to escape punishment. Such person is himself guilty of a felony, and may be ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

An accessory after the fact is, where a person, knowing a felony to have been committed, receives, relieves, comforts, or assists, the felon. Such accesory is usually entitled to the benefit of clergy ; where the principal, and accessory before the ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice (2015)

by Mark S. Davis

See accessory after the fact, accessory before the fact, complicity. accessory after the fact a person serving as accessory after the actual commission of the crime. Compare with accessory before the fact. accessory before the fact a person ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

a person who knowing that a felony has been committed aids, assists, or shelters the offender with the intent to defeat justice — called also accessory after the fact 0 Many state statutes now omit the term accessory after the fact and instead ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

An accessory after the fact is one who, knowing a felony to have been ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

See also abet, aid, accessory after the fact, accessory before the fact, and accessory during the fact. accessory after the fact Law. Any person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts, or assists the ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1867)

Explaining the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of English Law... by J.J.S. WHARTON

An accessory after the fact is in general punishable with imprisonment for any ' term not exceeding two years (with or without hard labour), and may also be required to find security to keep the peace, or in default to suffer an additional ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

An accessory after the fact is, where a person, knowing a felony to have been committed, receives, relieves, comforts, or assists, the felon. Such accesory is usually entitled to the benefit of clergy ; where the principal, and accessory before the ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

a short form of reference to an accessory after the fact: a person who obstructs justice by trying to help someone who has committed a crime escape arrest or prosecution.

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Legal Terms (1984)

by Irving Shapiro

accessory after the fact One who, knowing that a crime has been committed, conceals it and harbors, assists or protects the offender. accessory after the fact ...

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