6 Factors Used to Determine Defendant's Legal Accountability
In People v. Taylor, 164 Ill. 2d 131, 140-41, 646 N.E.2d 567, 207 Ill. Dec. 1 (1995), the supreme court identified several circumstances that may be considered by the trier of fact in determining defendant's legal accountability, including:
(1) presence at the scene without disapproval;
(2) flight from the scene;
(3) failure to report the crime;
(4) close affiliation with the codefendant afterward;
(5) sharing the proceeds of the criminal act;
(6) destroying or disposing of evidence. Taylor, 164 Ill. 2d at 141.