Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 38: Crimes Affecting Governmental Functions

Statute 21-3812: Aiding a felon or person charged with a felony; aiding a person convicted of or charged with committing a misdemeanor; aiding a person required to register under the Kansas offender registration act. (a) Aiding a felon is knowingly harboring, concealing or aiding any person who has committed a felony under the laws of this state, other than a violation of K.S.A. 22-4903, and amendments thereto, or another state or the United States with intent that such person shall avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment for such felony.

      Aiding a felon is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.

      (b)   Aiding a person charged with a felony is knowingly harboring, concealing or aiding a person who has been charged with a felony under the laws of this state, other than a violation of K.S.A. 22-4903, and amendments thereto, or another state or the United States with intent that such person shall avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment for such felony.

      Aiding a person charged with a felony is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.

      (c)   Aiding a person who has been convicted of or who has been charged with committing a misdemeanor under the laws of Kansas or another state is knowingly concealing or aiding such person with intent that such person shall avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment for such misdemeanor.

      Aiding a person convicted of or charged with committing a misdemeanor is a class C misdemeanor.

      (d)   Aiding a person required to register under the Kansas offender registration act, K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto, is knowingly harboring, concealing or aiding any person who is required to register under the act and who is not in compliance with the requirements of the act with intent that such person shall avoid or escape from registration, arrest, trial, conviction, punishment or any criminal charges arising from the person's failure to comply with the requirements of the act.

      Aiding a person required to register under the Kansas offender registration act is a severity level 5, person felony.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3812; L. 1992, ch. 239, § 156; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 105; L. 2006, ch. 212, § 14; July 1.