accessory after the fact


accessory after the fact
A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the felon, in order to enable him to escape from punishment, or the like. Robinson v. State, 5 Md.App. 723, 249 A.2d 504, 507; 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3.
See also harbor
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A person who conceals the principal felon or the accessory before the fact is an accessory after the fact if he knows of the felony and of the identity of the felon.
See 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3.
See also accessory

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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