what happens if you dont report a crime right away? 2 Answers as of November 10, 2010

i saw a man beating up this kid near a school. when he saw me he told me to go away and said if i told anyone he would find me and beat me too. i was so scared that i left but now i cant get that kids face out of my head. im afraid of what will happen if i report the guy though. will i get in trouble for not reporting him before?

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Law Office of Craig E. Gibbs
Law Office of Craig E. Gibbs | Craig Gibbs
No, you will not get in trouble.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 11/10/2010
Smith & John
Smith & John | Kenneth Craig Smith, Jr.
Generally, not reporting a state crime is not a crime; however, not reporting a federal crime could be a crime.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 11/9/2010
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