Article 20: Parties to offenses and liability through accessorial conduct

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In New York law, Article 20 refers to Parties to offenses and liability through accessorial conduct. If you have been charged with such an offense, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.

The complete law is as follows:

Article 20: Parties to offenses and liability through accessorial conduct

20.00 Criminal liability for conduct of another.
20.05 Criminal liability for conduct of another; no defense.
20.10 Criminal liability for conduct of another; exemption.
20.15 Convictions for different degrees of offense.
20.20 Criminal liability of corporations.


NY Penal Law 20.00

Criminal liability for conduct of another.

When one person engages in conduct which constitutes an offense, another person is criminally liable for such conduct when, acting with the mental culpability required for the commission thereof, he solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or intentionally aids such person to engage in such conduct.