Felonies; increase in penalty for all accessories after fact. (HB180)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


How accessories after the fact punished; penalty. Provides that all accessories after the fact to a felony are guilty of a Class 6 felony no matter their relation to the principal. Currently, the penalty is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and family members are not deemed accessories and are not criminally liable as accessories if their assistance is to assist the principal in avoiding prosecution or punishment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064234410
12/30/2005Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/05/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB180)
01/12/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice