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Just found out that daughter is living with and wants to

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just found out that daughter is living with and wants to marry a man that is a fugitive from another state arrested for aggravated assault. Aside from all the personal issues, what are the legal obligations and issues she may confront. This criminal arrest about 10 yrs ago.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
any liability for not turning him in
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

In what state is she living with him?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
pa
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

Sorry for the delay but I turned off my computer for the night right before your reply came through.

While your daughter is not required to turn in her boyfriend if she knows there is a warrant from another state out there and she takes affirmative steps to harbor and hide him shc can be charged criminally for obstructing justice, for aiding an abetting a fugitive, or as an accessory after the fact. This can be a potentially serious crime for her, depending upon what he's wanted for.

If he has a misdemeanor warrant, for example, the DA may not be interested in prosecuting her. If on the other hand, he has a serious violent felony, she could face years in prison as an accessory after the fact..