Criminal Offenses

Treason and Related Offenses

SECTION 11-43-3

§ 11-43-3. Misprision of treason.

Every person who shall have knowledge of the commission of treason against this state by levying war against this state or by adhering to the enemies of the state, giving them aid and comfort, and who shall conceal it, and shall not as soon as possible, disclose and make known the treason to the governor or to some magistrate, shall be deemed guilty of misprision of treason against this state and shall be imprisoned not exceeding twenty (20) years, nor less than five (5) years, or be fined not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 275, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 341, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 392, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 603, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 11-43-3.)