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21-5913. Obstructing apprehension or prosecution. (a) Obstructing apprehension or prosecution is knowingly harboring, concealing or aiding any person who:

(1) Has committed or who has been charged with committing a felony or misdemeanor 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 or misdemeanor; or

(2) is required to register under the Kansas offender registration act, K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto, and who is not in compliance with the requirements of such 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 such act.

(b) Obstructing apprehension or prosecution as defined in:

(1) Subsection (a)(1) is a:

(A) Severity level 8, nonperson felony if the person who is harbored, concealed or aided has committed or has been charged with committing a felony; and

(B) class C misdemeanor if the person who is aided has committed or has been charged with committing a misdemeanor; and

(2) subsection (a)(2) is a severity level 5, person felony.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 138; July 1, 2011.


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