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Accessory is person who aids or contributes in the commission of a crime.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)
Accessory can be defined as a person who helps someone else commit a crime, either before or after the crime.
California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)
Another definition of accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, either before or after the incident. Also, a person who aids in the concealment of a crime.
Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)