What is a criminal facilitation charge?

There are many situations where a person in New York State is charged with criminal facilitation. This is generally administered when a person is suspected of aiding a person who actually committed a crime in some way.

Criminal facilitation in the fourth degree is when a person assists another person as they attempt to commit a crime. It can also be granted if the person provides the other person with the means to commit a felony. A criminal facilitation in the fourth degree conviction is a Class A misdemeanor, which may result in a maximum sentence of one year of imprisonment.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, a more severe charge of this nature is criminal facilitation in the first degree. This is classified as a Class B felony, resulting in a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 25 years imprisonment. This charge would be given if you aid a person in committing a class A felony.

Criminal facilitation is a serious crime and can result in severe consequences. If you have been charged with criminal facilitation, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney today who can assess your case and look for defenses to protect your future.

Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.