Legal Memorandum: California Charge of Aiding and Abetting

Issue: Under California law, is intent required to prove a charge of aiding and abetting?

Area of Law: Criminal Law
Keywords: Aiding and abetting; Intent
Jurisdiction: California
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 02/01/2015

While many aiding and abetting cases may be located, including People v. Verlinde, 100 Cal. App. 4th 1146 (Ct. App. 2002), these cases clearly establish intent or knowledge of the defendant as an element of aiding and abetting liability. 


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