Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends individuals accused of harboring or aiding a felon in Wisconsin courts. He has been a Wisconsin lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. He is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense in Wisconsin and federal courts, from the initial stages of a case through direct appeal, petition for review or petition for certiorari and collateral attack. If you stand accused of harboring or aiding a felon anywhere in Wisconsin, let his experience in the courtroom, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.
Madison WI Harboring or Aiding a Felon Defense Lawyer Attorney
Harboring or aiding a felon under section 946.47 of the WI criminal law is a Class I felony, punishable by up to 3 years 6 months prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The harboring or aiding a felon law in WI prohibits the following:
(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.
For the purposes of the harboring or aiding a felon law, the term 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.
One important caveat to the harboring a felon law in Wisconsin is that it 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.
If you face a charge for harboring or aiding a felon in Wisconsin, it is best to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to review the case. Call Madison criminal lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation.