East Providence, RI asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut

Q: If someone involves themselves in a situation where someone is hurting someone else, to protect them..are they liable

Someone is planning to kill someone else. If I involve myself with the killer to protect the individual am I liable?

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Lindy R. Urso
Lindy R. Urso
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Stamford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: You are playing a dangerous game.

Any “involvement” could be perceived as assistance, in which case you could expose yourself to accessorial or conspiratorial liability - even if the murder never takes place. If you are concerned about the intended target, the safest thing is to go to the cops.

If that doesn’t suit you, you could always let the intended victim know, anonymously.

Your proposal is far to risky for you from a legal liability standpoint.

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