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  • Aiding and Abetting In criminal law, an abettor is a person who willingly and knowingly helps or encourages another individual carry out a crime. This includes providing funds, information or helping the individual evade law enforcement. Other forms of assistance include driving the vehicle used to flee the scene, providing false defenses and prompting or encouraging the individual to commit the act. Abetting is a punishable offense. The abettor is treated as a willing assistant who can receive the same punishment as the individual who actually committed the crime. The assistance can occur during the planning stages, during the commission of the crime or after the act. The abettor doesn’t have to be at the crime scene. The prosecutor may

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