Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-44.1-2-5

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Sec. 5. (a) A person not standing in the relation of parent, child, or spouse to another person who has committed a crime or is a fugitive from justice who, with intent to hinder the apprehension or punishment of the other person, harbors, conceals, or otherwise assists the person commits assisting a criminal, a Class A misdemeanor.  However, the offense is:

(1) a Level 6 felony, if:

(A) the person assisted has committed a Class B, Class C, or Class D felony before July 1, 2014, or a Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, or Level 6 felony after June 30, 2014;  or

(B) the person or the person assisted is a member of a criminal organization;  and

(2) a Level 5 felony, if the person assisted has committed murder or has committed a Class A felony before July 1, 2014, or a Level 1 or Level 2 felony after June 30, 2014, or if the assistance was providing a deadly weapon.

(b) It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the person assisted:

(1) has not been prosecuted for the offense;

(2) has not been convicted of the offense;  or

(3) has been acquitted of the offense by reason of insanity.

However, the acquittal of the person assisted for other reasons may be a defense.

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