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Florida Statutes 777.03 - Accessory after the fact

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Current as of: 2012
   
   (1)(a) Any person not standing in the relation of husband or wife, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild, brother or sister, by consanguinity or affinity to the offender, who maintains or assists the principal or an accessory before the fact, or gives the offender any other aid, knowing that the offender had committed a crime and such crime was a third degree felony, or had been an accessory thereto before the fact, with the intent that the offender avoids or escapes detection, arrest, trial, or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.
   (b) Any person who maintains or assists the principal or accessory before the fact, or gives the offender any other aid, knowing that the offender had committed the offense of child abuse, neglect of a child, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18 years of age, or murder of a child under 18 years of age, or had been an accessory thereto before the fact, with the intent that the offender avoids or escapes detection, arrest, trial, or punishment, is an accessory after the fact unless the court finds that the person is a victim of domestic violence.
   (c) Any person who maintains or assists the principal or an accessory before the fact, or gives the offender any other aid, knowing that the offender had committed a crime and such crime was a capital, life, first degree, or second degree felony, or had been an accessory thereto before the fact, with the intent that the offender avoids or escapes detection, arrest, trial, or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.
   
   (2)(a) If the felony offense committed is a capital felony, the offense of accessory after the fact is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   (b) If the felony offense committed is a life felony or a felony of the first degree, the offense of accessory after the fact is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   (c) If the felony offense committed is a felony of the second degree or a felony of the third degree ranked in level 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023, the offense of accessory after the fact is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   (d) If the felony offense committed is a felony of the third degree ranked in level 1 or level 2 under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023, the offense of accessory after the fact is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   (3) Except as otherwise provided in s. 921.0022, for purposes of sentencing under chapter 921 and determining incentive gain-time eligibility under chapter 944, the offense of accessory after the fact is ranked two levels below the ranking under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023 of the felony offense committed.
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See also:

Florida Statutes > Chapter 777 - Principal; Accessory; Attempt; Solicitation; Conspiracy

U.S. Code Provisions: General Doctrines of Criminal Liability

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alicia: ...
if someone told me about the murder after they did it, and i got scared and never spoke to them again. Why are the police harassing me after i told them the truth. dont i have rights? cant they not mention my name at all, if i consented with telling them what happened. i will help and tell them what i know i just want to assure my safety and have no part of it.
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September 25, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
Alicia,
I'm not sure what you mean by wanting to "have no part of it." It sounds as though you may be an important witness in a criminal case. The prosecutor and the defense have the right to compel someone to testify in court as to what they heard and saw, unless there is some privilege involved.

Steve Daily
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September 26, 2012
alicia: ...
Im not sure what you mean by unless there is some privilege involved?... and what im basically asking is i would give my story but isnt there a way my name doesnt have to be mentioned? if he murdered someone for telling on him, how do i know he wont try to have the same thing done to me? isnt there some rights i should know about here.
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September 26, 2012

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