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Accomplice in Violent Crime Spree in San Diego Takes Plea Deal
Today we hear from Law Office of Mark Deniz, APLC intern Ruby Fa’Agau. She is a 2L at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Being young, raging with hormones, and in love is a dangerous combination particularly when a gal finds herself mixed up with the wrong guy.
The accomplice liability doctrine is interesting to me as someone who grew up in lower income areas of the inner city around peers – whom others might consider – the wrong crowd. When one friend does something, the other follows.
In California, a person is criminally liable for “accomplice” when she encourages, facilitates, or aids in the commission of a crime, no matter how insignificant that role seems. The person must contribute some type of involvement, and mere knowledge about the crime or presence will not be enough to be convicted.
It may appear easy to steer clear of this. But when a 19 year old young lady falls in love with a man who commits a crime spree, her involvement will be difficult to avoid. In addition to proving her love to her man, she must also show that she is supportive.
In a recent story, a 19 year old took a plea bargain after being accused of being an accomplice to a violent crime spree in San Diego.
Cindy Garcia, 19, accepted a plea deal on Thursday. Garcia pleaded guilty to carjacking, use of a firearm and assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic weapon, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.
Timeline of Violent Crime Spree
She will spend 10 years in prison under the plea bargain, the DA’s office said.
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