TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 49 - FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE
Sec. 1071. Concealing person from arrest
Whoever harbors or conceals any person for whose arrest a warrant
or process has been issued under the provisions of any law of the
United States, so as to prevent his discovery and arrest, after
notice or knowledge of the fact that a warrant or process has been
issued for the apprehension of such person, shall be fined under
this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; except
that if the warrant or process issued on a charge of felony, or
after conviction of such person of any offense, the punishment
shall be a fine under this title, or imprisonment for not more than
five years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 755; Aug. 20, 1954, ch. 771, 68
Stat. 747; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), (K),
Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 107-273, div. B, title IV,
Sec. 4003(a)(3), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1811.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 246 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 141, 35 Stat. 1114).
Section 246 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., was divided. Part is
in this section and the remainder is incorporated in section 752 of
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
2002 - Pub. L. 107-273 substituted "fine under this title" for
"fine of under this title".
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "under this title" for "not
more than $1,000" after "person, shall be fined" and for "not more
than $5,000" after "shall be a fine of".
1954 - Act Aug. 20, 1954, increased the penalty from 6 months to
1 year where the violator harbored a person for whom process has
been issued on a misdemeanor charge and inserted the penalty
provision where the violation occurred after a person has been
convicted of any offense or where a process has been issued for a
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