Intimidating a witness rcw
Interfering with a witness’s testimony or cooperation in a criminal case is a criminal act that can be misdemeanor or a felony.Intimidating or tampering with a witness involves trying to get a witness to lie, say certain things under oath, alter or destroy evidence, or not testify or cooperate with authorities at all.
The defendant can even explain this to the other person that there will be no discussion about the case and certainly no attempt to influence the other person’s testimony.Alexander has a reputation in the legal community as an aggressive, effective and experienced criminal defense attorney.He is here to assist you through these difficult times.If a person threatens or tries to influence a witness’s testimony of the defendant or the prosecution, he has committed a crime.If a relative or friend of the defendant threatens a witness or someone involved in or supporting the prosecution tries to bribe a witness, for example, both have committed witness tampering.His experienced and effective representation could do the same for you.
If you or someone you care about faces Tampering With a Witness or Intimidating a Witness charges in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation.
Defenses Very often, these charges involve very little evidence.
Also, witnesses testifying against the defendant may lack credibility due to personal biases; and/or the witness has something to gain from the defendant’s conviction.
Each instance of an attempt to tamper with a witness constitutes a separate offense.
Tampering with a Witness is a Class C felony punishable up to 5 years prison and a $10,000.00 fine.
Intimidating a Witness A person is guilty of intimidating a witness if a person, by use of a threat against a current or prospective witness, attempts to: (1) influence the testimony of that person; (2) induce that person to elude legal process summoning him or her to testify; or (3) induce that person to absent himself or herself from such proceedings.