Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I be charged with joint enterprise?
A: No, joint enterprise is not a law itself, but means that all those involved in a serious crime such as murder can be charged with the main offence regardless of their role.
Q: What would happen if I was charged with murder?
A: You could serve a life sentence if found guilty of murder. If you carry a gun you could go to prison for up to five years.
Q: How do I avoid the risk of being charged under joint enterprise?
- Think about who you're with and what they're planning to do
- Don't carry weapons, know who your friends are and make positive decisions
- It's up to you to make the right choice - if you stay involved with something that leads to a serious crime, you could be arrested and charged
- If you're worried about gun crime, click here for more advice and information