2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-19 - How accessories after the fact punished; certain exceptions

18.2-19. How accessories after the fact punished; certain exceptions.

In the case of every felony, every accessory after the fact shall be guiltyof a Class 1 misdemeanor; provided, however, no person in the relation ofhusband or wife, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild, brother orsister, by consanguinity or affinity, or servant to the offender, who, afterthe commission of a felony, shall aid or assist a principal felon oraccessory before the fact to avoid or escape from prosecution or punishment,shall be deemed an accessory after the fact.

(Code 1950, 18.1-11, 18.1-12; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15.)

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