Misprison of a felony

A [[wex:crime|crime]] at [[wex:common_law|common law]] involving judicial procedure. A [[wex:misdemeanor|misdemeanor]] that is a failure by some person other that a [[wex:principal|principal]] or [[wex:accessory_before_the_fact|accessory before the fact]] to disclose or report knowledge that a felony has been committed. Distinguished from [[wex:compounding_a_crime|compounding a crime]] in that no [[wex:consideration|consideration]] was required at common law to have been been passed in misprison of a felony.  In such jurisdictions, a person has no obligation to report a crime.