Grand Prairie, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Friend flashed a gun @ someone and I was there.. will I be charged as an accessory

My friends and I were walking through a parking lot and came across a guy that I have previous beef with. My friend asked him for a lighter because he didn’t know who he was and when the guy recognized me he started talking trash. My friends and I trash talked him back but never stopped walking. One friend hung back and flashed his gun at the guy. The guy started charging my friend & my friend took off running. The guy chased after him & im not sure what happened next but my friend got arrested and is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Can I be charged as an accessory? I was walking away when it happened. I did see it but I was about 100-200ft away. I walked straight to my car then did a couple laps around the block looking for him but figured I didn’t need to be involved anymore than I already was so I went home. I didn’t see the cops or avoid them or anything. Will the police do an investigation? This was downtown Fort Worth

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Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Mere presence is not enough to get you charged

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