ESCAPING OR PERMITTING RESCUE OR RESCUING

Press Release:-(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

396. A person who endeavors to resist or prevent the execution of the law—

(a) by escaping from lawful custody for crime;

(b) by aiding or permitting any other person to escape from lawful custody for a crime;

(c) by permitting himself or herself to be rescued from lawful custody for a crime;

(d) by rescuing any other person from lawful custody for crime,

is liable on conviction on indictment if such crime is punishable with death or with imprisonment for more than 7 years, to imprisonment for 15 years or if such crime is punishable with imprisonment for not more than 7 years, to imprisonment for 10 years, or, if such crime is a summary offence to imprisonment for 7 years or to a fine of $2,000 on summary conviction.

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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