2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 946. Crimes against government and its administration.
946.47 Harboring or aiding felons.


946.47 Harboring or aiding felons.


(1) Whoever does either of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:


(a) With intent to prevent the apprehension of a felon, harbors or aids him or her; or


(b) With intent to prevent the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a felon, destroys, alters, hides, or disguises physical evidence or places false evidence.


(2) As used in this section "felon" means either of the following:


(a) A person who commits an act within the jurisdiction of this state which constitutes a felony under the law of this state; or


(b) A person who commits an act within the jurisdiction of another state which is punishable by imprisonment for one year or more in a state prison or penitentiary under the law of that state and would, if committed in this state, constitute a felony under the law of this state.


(3) This section does not apply to the felon, to the felon's spouse or to a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister of the felon, whether by blood, marriage or adoption.

946.47 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 173; 1993 a. 486; 1999 a. 162; 2001 a. 109.

946.47 - ANNOT.

A person may be a "felon" under (2) (a) even though not convicted of felony. State v. Jones, 98 Wis. 2d 679, 298 N.W.2d 100 (Ct. App. 1980).

946.47 - ANNOT.

The application of this section is not restricted to persons wanted for conduct constituting a felony for which there has been no conviction, but also applies to persons previously convicted of a felony who are sought for other reasons. State v. Schmidt, 221 Wis. 2d 189, 585 N.W.2d 16 (Ct. App. 1998), 97-3131.

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