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Is it a Crime to Hide a Will in New York?

It is a crime to hide a will in New York. New York Penal Law states as follows:

S 190.30 Unlawfully concealing a will.
A person is guilty of unlawfully concealing a will when, with intent
to defraud, he conceals, secretes, suppresses, mutilates or destroys a
will, codicil or other testamentary instrument.
Unlawfully concealing a will is a class E felony.

A class E felony can carry a punishment of up to four years in prison. (Section 70.00(2))

If you are in a situation that involves hiding a will and need to speak to a New York City estate attorney, call the Law Offices of Albert Gureivch at 718-509-9774.