Hindering apprehension is a crime under New Hampshire criminal law. This crime is defined in RSA 642:3. There are many different acts that can qualify as hindering apprehension, but generally speaking it is defined as having the intent to help another person who has committed a crime avoid apprehension, prosecution, punishment or discovery. Actions which can qualify include hiding the other person, transporting them to any place, or even advising them that a member of law enforcement is investigating them and/or trying to find them.
This crime is a misdemeanor unless the other person has committed a class A felony or murder, in which case it is a class B felony. That being said, if one’s conduct is done with the intent to help another commit a crime one could also be charged as an accomplice to that crime.
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