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Helping someone avoid arrest can land you in legal trouble. Here’s what you need to know about federal law on concealing a person from arrest.
Concealing a person from arrest basically means helping someone avoid being arrested when you know they have an arrest warrant. The federal law that covers this is 18 U.S.C. § 1071.To be convicted under this law, the government has to prove:
So if you let your friend crash at your place for a few nights and you knew he had a federal warrant, you could be charged with concealing him from arrest.
There are other similar federal charges like:
So basically any kind of helping someone avoid facing the consequences of their federal charges can land you in legal jeopardy too.
For basic concealing a person from arrest, the penalties are:
The penalties go up if you helped a federal prisoner escape or assisted their escape. Those charges carry 3-5 years in prison.
Some possible defenses if you’re charged with concealing a person from arrest include:
Helping someone avoid arrest is a serious federal crime. The penalties can include substantial prison time and fines. If you’re charged with concealing a person from arrest, don’t say anything to police and speak to a federal criminal defense lawyer immediately. An experienced attorney can evaluate the case against you and build the strongest defense.
No, you can’t be convicted if you didn’t know there was an arrest warrant. The government has to prove you had knowledge of the warrant. If you unknowingly sheltered someone with an outstanding warrant, that would likely not be a crime.
You may have a duress defense if you can show you only concealed the person because you felt threatened or coerced by them. This could defeat the intent element required for conviction. But you’ll need evidence to back up your claim of duress.
Generally no, the federal concealing a person statute only applies to federal warrants and fugitives. But most states have similar laws for state charges, so you could face state prosecution for helping someone escape state custody.
The law requires active concealment – merely failing to report the person’s location is not enough. There generally is no duty to report a fugitive’s whereabouts to law enforcement. However, obstruction of justice charges are possible if you lie to police or actively interfere with an investigation.
You should avoid getting involved at all. Politely refuse to assist the person in any way, do not agree to shelter or transport them, and do not provide money, transportation, or other aid. If they persist, make it clear you cannot be involved. Contacting an attorney can also help protect you from being implicated. But do not take any active steps to conceal or aid the fugitive.
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