Columbus, OH asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio

Q: A friend asked me and my brother to give him a ride to his mothers house. We did. He didn’t tell us until 5 minutes away

That the reason he needed a ride is because he was involved in a hit and run and the police were looking for him. Got a visit from his uncle who is also my neighbor. And he said my brother and I could get aiding and abetting charges. I’ve never been in trouble with the law all my life. Will I be convicted under Ohio law?

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you did not know, and did not have reason to suspect he was fleeing, you shouldn't be. But, if approached by authorities, you should be very careful about what you say. Speak to a lawyer first.

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