CAN A LOOK OUT PERSON BE CONVICTED IN A ROBBERY?

Q. How much time could one get in PA for accessory to an armed robbery on ones bike. My boyfriend and two friends robbed a Sunoco. He was the coast is clear guy on his bike and he wasn’t even on the property. This is his first felony.

A. Under conspiracy statute and case law, he can be charged and convicted of the same crimes as the actual robbers, under the co-conspirator and accomplice liability rules. Don’t know enough about the facts to comment as to how much jail time. For example, was a gun involved? Was force used in the robbery? Does he have prior convictions?-misdemeanors count too. He really needs an attorney or a sit down with his Public Defender. Most likely this is a Felony and he could receive a jail sentence.