Accessories after the fact; increased to Class 6 felony for person guilty in capital murder case. (HB571)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Punishment for accessories after the fact.  Provides that in every case involving (i) a criminal homicide other than involuntary manslaughter, (ii) a felony criminal sexual assault set forth in Article 7 (18.2-61 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2, or (iii) a robbery, every accessory after the fact shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, all accessories after the fact of a felony are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Committee
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102781D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB571)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice