In any trial, it is not enough for the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant was present at the scene of the crime, even if he knew what was happening. Mere presence at the scene of a crime and knowledge that a crime is being committed are not sufficient to establish a defendant's guilty. Mere presence at the scene of a crime, failure to prevent a crime, or even knowing that a crime is about to be committed, does not make someone criminally liable as a participant.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has successfully defended persons against a wide variety of Theft Crimes, Drug Crimes, and Crimes of Violence after having invoked the argument of "Mere Presence."
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