Can I be charged and convicted of burglary for another's actions?
Question Details: I was standing on someone's driveway while my brother was inside a garage stealing items from a car. We were both charged with burglary. Can I legally charged for his actions? We were on camera.
You can be charged, even ultimately convicted, if there is sufficient evidence to show that you were assisting or helping or participating in the crime in some way, such as by having driven him there knowing or suspecting what he would do; driving him away, after knowing he committed a crime (so helping him escape in essence); acting as a "lookout" while he committed the crime; etc. If you provided any level of assistance knowing or reasonably believing a crime was being committed, you can be criminally liable. In the situation you describe, standing on someone else's driveway while your brother stole, the authorities may believe you helping by being a lockout or something similar.