Hindering Apprehension occurs when you purposely hinder or prevent the apprehension of another by concealment, providing transportation to avoid apprehension or by concealing physical evidence that may aid in the discovery of another person.
Here is a common scenario: The local police department is hunting for your friend…let’s call him Bill. Bill has robbed the local bank. The police want to arrest Bill for the bank robbery. Bill has decided to take refuge in your apartment. The police knock on your door and ask if you’ve seen Bill. You say no. Meanwhile, you’ve told Bill to hide under the living room couch when the police knocked at the door. That’s hindering apprehension.
The government may charge hindering apprehension as either a felony or misdemeanor depending upon the factual circumstances.
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