Current through Chapter 39 of the 2020 Legislative Session
Section 642:5 - Compounding
A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if he:I.Solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit as consideration for his refraining from initiating or aiding in a criminal prosecution; orII.Confers, offers, or agrees to confer any benefit upon another as consideration for such person refraining from initiating or aiding in a criminal prosecution.III.It is an affirmative defense that the value of the benefit did not exceed an amount which the actor believed to be due as restitution or indemnification for the loss caused, or to be caused by the offense.
1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.