If my daughter recently ran off with her boyfriend who was supposed to go to trial for an aggravated robbery charge, could she be charged with a crime?

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If my daughter recently ran off with her boyfriend who was supposed to go to trial for an aggravated robbery charge, could she be charged with a crime?

Asked on February 10, 2014 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

Brook Miscoski / Hurr Law Office PC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The answer to your question depends on the specifics of the situation. This is different than a "getaway driver" scenario, where it would be obvious that the getaway driver is on the hook. Instead, the boyfriend is fleeing prosecution, and your daughter fled along with him. Under both Texas and federal law, fleeing prosecution is a crime, and people who intentionally assist in a crime are also criminally liable.   It's not possible to say more without knowing more.


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