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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.

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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.