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What Is The Law On Compounding A Felony In Wisconsin And What Are The Punishments For It?

Delaware was named after the first colonial governor of Virginia, named Baron De LA Warr. Delaware is in the northeastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula. The state was home to the Lenape, Nanticoke, and some other Native American tribes before it was invaded by the European settlers from Denmark. Delaware is referred to as The First State after it first ratified the American constitution in 1787.

Delaware criminal statistics reveal a downward trend. Still, the Delaware crime rate is higher than the national average. The violent crime rate and the property crime rate in Delaware are more than the national average by 28% and 12.8% respectively. Committing a felony or any unlawful act is no doubt a serious crime. But hiding a crime or a felony from the legal authorities is also a very serious crime in the state of Delaware.


According to the Delaware criminal statistics, there were around 1350 robberies, 57 manslaughters or murder, 308 rapes, 5024 burglaries, and more than 26400 property crimes were reported in the state of Delaware. Compounding of all these crimes or any other type of crime in Delaware is also considered a crime. Compounding of a felony consists of an agreement to accept a reward or some other thing of monetary or economic value in place of the prosecution not to reveal or report a felony committed by someone else.

Delaware Compounding a Felony

Compounding can be considered as an agreement to mutual understanding between the victim and the culprit to make some deal in exchange for the victim not prosecuting the offender for committing a crime. Compounding falls under statutes so it is held as a criminal offense in the court of law. In some countries like Ireland and England, there is no longer any mention of compounding of a felony. Now it has been replaced by other statutes.

Compounding of a felony still exists in America although it was originally adopted from the Common Law of England. Although compounding of a felony is a criminal offense, the compounding of a misdemeanor is not a crime in many states across the USA. It should also be kept in mind that Out of court settlement, misprision of felony, compounding treason, Theftbote, and preventing the course of justice mutually exclusive and different from compounding a felony under all legal jurisdictions.

Compounding a Felony Definition,
Laws for Compounding of a Felony in the State of Delaware:

The laws for compounding a crime in Delaware is coded under the of statute nu. 1246 Compounding a crime, Subchapter VI. Offense Against Public Administration, of Chapter 5. Specific Offenses, under Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Title 11.

In the state of Delaware a man can be charged with or convicted for committing compounding of a felony if they do any of the following things:

  1. the individual agrees to accept, accepts, or solicits any type of benefit from another man with pretense or decision of dropping the criminal charges or criminal prosecution of such a man. Or with the promise of abandoning, withheld, or reducing the sentence of the offender.
  2. The individual comes to an agreement with the offender not to report, hide, or drop prosecution charges in exchange for some economic profit.

Punishment for Compounding a Felony in Delaware

Compounding of a felony is considered to be a class A misdemeanor in the state of Delaware. A class A misdemeanor is the most severe type of misdemeanor in Delaware. The penalty for committing a class A misdemeanor in Delaware is imprisonment in state prison for not more than one year. Along with or instead of a fine of up to five hundred dollars. The punishment may also consist of various sentences of community service or rehabilitation program.


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