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Criminal Law Act 1826

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XAccessory after the Fact may be tried by any Court which has Jurisdiction to try the principal Felon.

And, for the more effectual Prosecution of Accessories after the Fact to Felony, be it enacted, That if any Person shall become an Accessory after the Fact to any Felony, whether the same be a Felony at Common Law, or by virtue of any Statute or Statutes made Or to be made, the Offence of such Person may be inquired ofj tried, determined, and punished by any Court which shall have Jurisdiction to try the principal Felon, in the same Manner as if the Act, by reason whereof such Person shall have become an Accessory, had been committed at the same Place as the principal Felony, although such Act may have been committed either on the High Seas or at any Place on Land, whether within His Majesty's Dominions or without; and that in case the principal Felony shall have been committed within the Body of any County, and the Act by reason whereof any Person shall have become Accessory, shall have been committed within the Body of any other County, the Offence of such Accessory may be inquired of, tried, determined, and punished in either of such Counties: Provided always, that no Person who shall be Once duly tried for any Offence of being an Accessory, shall be liable to be again indicted or tried for the same Offence.

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