Examples of crimes in which a theory of Joint Venture is brought forward can include Murder, Armed Robbery, Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.
The prosecutor can prove a criminal defendant's participation in a joint venture by one of two different different theories. One theory requires the prosecutor to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant had knowledge that another person intended to commit the crime. In order to prove the defendant a joint venturer under this theory, the prosecutor must prove:
- That the defendant was present at the scene of the crime;
- The defendant had knowledge that another person intended to commit the crime and shared that person's intent;
- That the defendant aided or assisted the commission of the crime, or that by agreement, was willing and available to assist the other person in carrying out that crime if necessary.
If you have been charged with a crime in Massachusetts as a joint venturer, you should immediately consult with an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in defending persons accused of crimes as a Joint Venturer, and is available 24/7 to discuss your criminal case.
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