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Hindering Prosecution

Friday / June 19, 2015

Was someone you know suspected of committing a felony crime? Did you knowingly prevent the apprehension of this suspect? Under Arizona law, when a person renders assistance to another party who is suspected of committing a felony, this person may be charged with hindering prosecution.


Some examples of rendering assistance are: harboring or concealing the other person; warning the other person of impending discovery, apprehension, or prosecution; providing the other person with money, transportation, a weapon or a disguise; preventing or obstructing by means of force, deception or intimidation anyone from performing an act that might aid in the discovery, apprehension or prosecution of the other person. There are different degrees of hindering prosecution. You can read more on the laws on hindering prosecution, see A.R.S. §13-2510, §13-2511, and §13-2512.


Being charged with hindering prosecution can end with a severe penalty. If you or anyone you know has been charged with a crime, immediately seek an attorney’s help to ensure the accused’s rights are protected. To schedule a no obligation consultation with my office, visit my website at: or by calling me at 480-331-7568.

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