Lawrenceville, GA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Mississippi

Q: Hey,I was charged with hindering prosecution- first degree. How serious could this be?

Involved in an accident w/ 3 friends. One of them died in the accident. I blamed myself and said I was driving to protect the sister who was the one driving. We didn’t know the sister was going to die. I didn’t know things were going to get so serious. And first I was charged with manslaughter and after telling the truth was able to remove the charges. Now I got charges for hindering prosecution. Will I go to jail for this? What’s the bond for this type of case. The whole situation has been very tragic. My friends family is going through a lot. Now I got into another big issue. I just want to know the repercussions.

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: It really depends on the situation; however, hindering in the first degree is still considered a serious offense. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer, so that they can learn more about the facts and circumstances, and develop a plan of action to minimize any penalties that you may face.

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