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Asked on: 7/14/12, 11:32 am

my son was charged with grand theft the person he was with is the one that stole the item and he was charged with grand theft. can they charge my son with grand theft if they know that the other person he was with did steal the item.

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Answered on: 7/14/12, 11:42 am by Don Waggoner

Sometimes. Usually what they say is that your son was the lookout.


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Answered on: 7/14/12, 3:15 pm by Eric Trabin

More than one person can be charged with the same crime, but it depends on the facts. Mr. Waggoner is correct that usually the State claims the other is a "lookout." This falls under the "principal theory" where a co-defendant is specifically intending that the crime occur and is assisting the other in its commission.


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