MATT WOOLBRIGHTThe Associated Press

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February 27, 2013
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Bill addresses persons aiding crime after the fact

Nevada lawmakers were asked Tuesday to consider a bill that might have people think twice before giving any aid to a family member who commits a crime. Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno, presented a bill to the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee that trims the list of people exempted from being charged as an accessory to a crime after that fact.Currently, if a husband, wife, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild aids or conceals a relative after that relative commits a crime, the maximum penalty is a misdemeanor for obstruction of justice. The statute has been unaltered since 1911. The bill, …

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