CORE CRIMINAL LAW SUBJECTS: Crimes: Article 134 - Misprision of Serious Offense


United States v. Sanchez, 51 MJ 165 (conviction for failing to report serious offense did not violate appellant’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination where appellant could have reported the offense immediately without incurring criminal liability).

(plea to misprision of a serious offense was provident where appellant took affirmative steps to conceal the identity of the offender after commission of the offense; both affirmative acts of concealing the identity of a perpetrator and concealing the offense itself are equally criminally culpable).

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