Bill addresses persons aiding crime after the fact

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Updated: 2/26/2013 5:51 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly judiciary committee is reviewing a bill that trims the list of people exempt from being an accessory from a crime after that fact.

Democratic Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson of Reno presented AB116 to the committee Tuesday to address a statute unaltered since 1911.

Currently, if a husband or wife, brother or sister, parent or grandparent, or child or grandchild were to aid or conceal a relative after that relative committed a crime, the maximum penalty is a misdemeanor for obstruction of justice. AB116 removes all exemptions from that statue except the husband or wife relationships.

Benitez-Thompson says amendments are likely to determine appropriate sentencing — likely something in the range of up to a year in prison — and to define what level of aid is permissible.


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Paskahousu - 2/26/2013 2:33 PM
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The "Crime" needs to be defined if you are going to do this! Violent & Armed crimes sure.. Otherwise, it's free range to start rounding up entire families simply because they have a "Black Sheep" in the family. This bill should be called the "Blood Law" because that is where it will lead.

Tommy - 2/26/2013 12:53 PM
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And so, this legislation provides that if a person commits a crime and their child do not inform authorities, that child will have committed a crime??? Uhh, is this Orwellian, will the schools teach the children to inform the State if the Parents 'did something bad"? This is very bad legislation, certainly Marxist.

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