30th Sep 2023
Helping a Criminal Escape Prison in Florida
As indicated in Florida Statute Title XLVI Chapter 843.11, any individual who provides the necessary items (tools, weapons, disguises, etc.) to help a criminal escape from prison or provides assistance to a prisoner who has the necessary resources to escape (already) will be charged with a 2nd-degree felony, punishable by a $10,000 fine and/or prison time that does not exceed 15 years.
Likewise, any individual who assists a prisoner who was not charged with a capital offense will be charged with a 1st-degree misdemeanor, punishable by $1,000 fine and/or prison time that does not exceed 1 year.
Under the same Statute, if the escapee uses the weapon or tool against an officer or commits any other crime while attempting to escape, the person who provided the weapon or tool will face punishment that the Florida Law has imposed for this activity.
If you have been charged with obstruction of justice in Miami, then you may want to call an experienced criminal defense attorney for legal advice.