Crimes Act 1961

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Part 4 Parties to the commission of offences

66 Parties to offences


Every one is a party to and guilty of an offence who—


actually commits the offence; or


does or omits an act for the purpose of aiding any person to commit the offence; or


abets any person in the commission of the offence; or


incites, counsels, or procures any person to commit the offence.


Where 2 or more persons form a common intention to prosecute any unlawful purpose, and to assist each other therein, each of them is a party to every offence committed by any one of them in the prosecution of the common purpose if the commission of that offence was known to be a probable consequence of the prosecution of the common purpose.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 90