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Apprehension, Hindering

 § 5105.  Hindering apprehension or prosecution.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if, with
     intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or
     punishment of another for crime or violation of the terms of
     probation, parole, intermediate punishment or Accelerated
     Rehabilitative Disposition, he:
            (1)  harbors or conceals the other;
            (2)  provides or aids in providing a weapon,
        transportation, disguise or other means of avoiding
        apprehension or effecting escape;
            (3)  conceals or destroys evidence of the crime, or
        tampers with a witness, informant, document or other source
        of information, regardless of its admissibility in evidence;
            (4)  warns the other of impending discovery or
        apprehension, except that this paragraph does not apply to a
        warning given in connection with an effort to bring another
        into compliance with law; or
            (5)  provides false information to a law enforcement
        officer.

 (b)  Grading.--The offense is a felony of the third degree if
     the conduct which the actor knows has been charged or is liable
     to be charged against the person aided would constitute a felony
     of the first or second degree. Otherwise it is a misdemeanor of
     the second degree.
     (Dec. 18, 1996, P.L.1074, No.160, eff. 60 days)