46.4603 Hindering prosecution.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.4603]

(a) A person commits the crime of hindering prosecution if for the purpose of preventing the apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of another for conduct constituting a crime he:

(1) harbors or conceals the person;

(2) warns the person of impending discovery or apprehension, except this does not apply to a warning given in connection with an effort to bring another into compliance with the law;

(3) provides the person with money, transportation, weapon, disguise, or other means to aid him in avoiding discovery or apprehension; or

(4) prevents or obstructs, by means of force, deception, or intimidation, anyone from performing an act that might aid in the discovery or apprehension of the person.

(b) Hindering prosecution is a class D felony if the conduct of the other person constitutes a felony; otherwise hindering prosecution is a class A misdemeanor.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 575.030, 15 ASC 761, 15 ASC 781.