What is the difference between aiding and abetting?

How are aiding and abetting different?
Posted 11 months ago  |    6  | 
Criminal Defense,General Legal
Criminal Defense General Legal

3 Answer(s)

Ravindra Purohit
Advocate

Aid and Abet means essentially the same thing.

  • Aiding- To criminally assist someone in committing a crime. This may occur in planning a crime or escape from apprehension, as well as actually committing the crime.
     
  • Abetting- may occur through encouraging, counseling, or ordering another to commit a crime.
Tanushree Sharma
Advocate

Aiding has to do with giving quarter to a wanted person and abetting deals with enabling someone to commit a crime and get away with it, they are slightly different but for legal purposes they are treated the same.

Prateek Kumar
Advocate

My understanding is aid is to actually participate in the criminal act, and abet is to provide support or cover  the fact. You're aiding if you drive the get away car; you're abetting if you let the robbers hide the car in your garage.

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