If you are convicted of concealing a prisoner (referred to as an escapee in this context), you could be subjected to harsh penalties by the Nevada state government. The criminal justice system takes these types of cases seriously since they want to ensure members of the public do not feel emboldened to conceal or aid escaped convicts. If you were charged with providing assistance or concealing the whereabouts of an escaped prisoner, contact our law firm today to schedule a free, confidential case review.
According to NRS 212.130, an escaped prisoner is a person, who hides and is possibly helped to avoid rearrests. The law further states that a person who conceals an escaped prisoner risking facing chargers similar to those that the inmate had earlier been convicted of. The penalty for the crime depends on the prisoner, who was incarcerated for a felony, misdemeanor, or gross misdemeanor.
Nevada laws define felony as any severe offense that is punishable by a prison term of more than one year.
Gross misdemeanor refers to a crime that is more serious than a misdemeanor but still being treated as a minor offense. This entails hiding or providing assistance to an escaped prisoner, who had been convicted for a gross criminal offense. This crime puts the person aiding an escaped prisoner to legal consequences that are similar to the charges of gross misdemeanor placed on the escaped prisoner. This person is likely to be jailed in court for almost one year or receive a fine amounting to approximately $2000.
According to NRS 209.041, custody is the level of security to movement imposed on a suspect or offender by the classification committee. It is also considered a type of confinement or incarceration for a suspect and this person is kept in confinement until he or she is charged in court and determined guilty or innocent.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Nevada laws offer every suspect a right to legal representation when facing any charges. The suspects must understand the legal options they possess when facing severe crimes, such as concealing escaping inmates. The defenses include the following:
If you are being charged with allegedly concealing or offering aid to an escaped prisoner, you need top-notch legal counsel to protect your rights. This is why it makes sense to reach out to our Las Vegas criminal defense law firm today.