What to do if someonewas charged for something that I did?

I have a brother and cousin that have been charged for burgulary of a vehicle. My brother is the one that is guilty; he later and picked up my cousin to take home when they were pulled over and charged. Should my brother fill out a certain type of affidavit or how should he go about this?

Asked on September 9, 2010 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

So what did you do?  You explanation of your question does not really say.  You brother just needs to tell the truth to the prosecutors regarding the involvement of your cousin.  Your cousin, though, if he knew that the car was stolen and got in, may still very well be chagred as an "accessory after the fact."  If your brother liend about the vehcile then maybe he is in the clear.  But if he knew or should have known he may be in trouble anyway.  Both need to get lawyers.  Separate lawyers.  There is what is known as a conflict of interest here between your brother and your cousin.  They should not speak or anything at this point in time.  Good luck to both.


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