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The presence of one at the commission of a felony by another is evidence to be considered in determining whether or not he was guilty of aiding or abetting, and it has been held that presence, companionship, and conduct before and after the offense are circumstances from which one's participation in the criminal intent may be inferred. See, People v. Moore, 120 Cal. App. (2d) 303, 306, 260 P. (2d) 1011, 1013. If a defendant was present during the criminal activity and did nothing to prevent the offenses committed under some circumstances this presence may have helped to make the crimes possible. Therefore, a lack of objection under the circumstances may support a conviction. See, People v. Villa, 156 Cal. App. (2d) 128, 136, 318 P. (2d) 828, 834. 


It has been established that a person may aid or abet without actively participating in the over act. If the proof shows that a person is present at the commission of a crime without disapproving or opposing it, it is competent for the jury to consider this conduct in connection with other circumstances and thereby reach the conclusion that he assented to the commission of the ...

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