When a friend or family member is in trouble with the law, it may be tempting to want to reach out and help them. However, if you do, you may be charged with harboring a fugitive in Oklahoma City, which is a very serious crime.
What is Harboring a Fugitive in Oklahoma?
A fugitive is defined as any person who has just committed a felony crime, an outlaw, fugitive from justice, or any person seeking to escape arrest.
Any person who as just committed a felony, an outlaw, fugitive from justice, or any other person seeking to escape arrest is considered a fugitive under Oklahoma law.
To harbor a fugitive means to feed, lodge, clothe, arm, equip, harbor, aid, assist, or conceal.
Punishment for Harboring a Fugitive in Oklahoma
Anyone accused of harboring a fugitive in Oklahoma City could be convicted of a felony offense, and serve up to 10 years in state prison. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 440)
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If you’ve been charged with or even think you may be charged with harboring a fugitive in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to call an attorney who is experienced in handling high-stakes criminal cases. We can help.
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