New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 20.15 Convictions for different degrees of offense

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, when, pursuant to section 20.00 , two or more persons are criminally liable for an offense which is divided into degrees, each person is guilty of such degree as is compatible with his own culpable mental state and with his own accountability for an aggravating fact or circumstance.

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