An Act to Establish Accessory Liability


IN THE FIRESTONE SENATE

December 18th, 2022


An Act to Establish Accessory Liability


         Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Firestone in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1 - ACCESSORY TO A CRIME ADDITION

    (a) Section 23 shall be added to Chapter 4 of the Firestone Criminal Code. It shall be titled “Accessory to a Crime” and shall state:

        “(a) Acting as an Accessory to a Crime shall be recognized as an unlawful criminal offense within the State of Firestone.

        (a1) Any subject who commits this offense shall be charged with “Accessory to“, directly followed by the offense the subject acted as an accessory to. (e.g, Accessory to 1st Degree Murder)

        (a2) Acting as an Accessory to a Crime shall be the act of:

            (a2.1) knowingly and intentionally aiding an individual, or individuals who are actively committing a crime listed in Section a3, in a manner that assisted in, or furthered the commission of the crime; or

            (a2.2) knowingly and intentionally being involved in the commission of a crime listed in Section a3, immediately before or during its commission, and in a manner that assisted in, or furthered the commission of the crime (failing to report the future or current commission of a crime to relevant authorities shall not constitute (a2.2)); or

           (a2.3) knowingly and intentionally assisting an individual in fleeing from a location where they committed a crime listed in Section a3.

        (a3) Subjects may only be charged for Acting as an Accessory to a Crime in relation to the following offenses:

           (a3.1) 1st Degree Murder

           (a3.2) 2nd Degree Murder

           (a3.3) Attempted Murder

           (a3.4) Kidnapping

           (a3.5) Robbery

           (a3.6) Armed Robbery

           (a3.7) Trafficking

           (a3.8) Arson

           (a3.9) Grand Theft Auto

           (a3.10) Bank Robbery

           (a3.11) Extortion

           (a3.12) False Imprisonment

           (a3.13) Insurrection

           (a3.14) Terror

       (b) No law enforcement officer may conjunctively arrest a subject for both Aiding and Abetting and Acting as an Accessory to a Crime regarding the same criminal offense the subject aided, assisted in, or acted as an accessory to."

    (b) Chapter 4, Section 23 shall carry a jail time and/or citation value equivalent to that of the crime the subject was an accessory to and shall either be a Class A, B, or C Misdemeanor or Felony, respective to that of the crime the subject was an accessory to. (e.g, Accessory to 1st Degree Murder would carry a jail time of 900 seconds, and be a Class A Felony, as of Dec. 18th, 2022)

SECTION 2 - AIDING AND ABETTING AMENDMENT

    (a) Chapter 4, Section 9b shall be created and shall state:

       “(b) No law enforcement officer may conjunctively arrest a subject for both Aiding and Abetting and Acting as an Accessory to a Crime regarding the same criminal offense the subject aided, assisted in, or acted as an accessory to.”

SECTION 3. ENACTMENT

    (a) This bill shall go into effect upon the completion of the constitutionally required processes.

SECTION 4. SEVERABILITY

    (a) Should any part of this act be struck down and/or declared unenforceable, then that part shall be severed with the rest remaining in full force and effect unless all is struck down and/or declared unenforceable.


Chief Sponsors:

Mega_Goalie16, Senator

Co-Sponsors:

Stamose, Attorney General

Ftlicious, Colonel of the Firestone State Patrol

L_3ee, Speaker of the House

killingkoas, Senator

Faachiano, Chief of the Arborfield Police Department

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