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SECTION 215.45
Compounding a crime
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE L, ARTICLE 215
§ 215.45 Compounding a crime.

1. A person is guilty of compounding a crime when:

(a) He solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit upon an
agreement or understanding that he will refrain from initiating a
prosecution for a crime; or

(b) He confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon
another person upon an agreement or understanding that such other person
will refrain from initiating a prosecution for a crime.

2. In any prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense
that the benefit did not exceed an amount which the defendant reasonably
believed to be due as restitution or indemnification for harm caused by
the crime.

Compounding a crime is a class A misdemeanor.