CHAPTER 52

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 88

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CRIME OF HINDERING PROSECUTION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1244, Chapter 5, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the last sentence of said section; and by re-designating the remainder of said section as new subsection (a) of §1244.

Section 2. Amend §1244, Chapter 5, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto two new subsections, designated as subsections (b) and (c), which new subsections shall read as follows:

"(b) Hindering prosecution is a Class G felony if the person commits any of the acts set forth in subsection (a) with intent to prevent, hinder or delay the discovery or apprehension of, or the lodging of a criminal charge against, a person whom he knows committed acts constituting a felony, or is being sought by law-enforcement officers for the commission of a felony.

(c) Hindering prosecution is a Class A misdemeanor if the person commits any of the acts set forth in subsection (a) with intent to prevent, hinder or delay the discovery or apprehension of, or the lodging of a criminal charge against, a person whom he knows committed acts constituting a crime other than a felony, or is being sought by law-enforcement officers for the commission of a crime other than a felony."

Approved June 12, 1995