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Have you been charged with Intimidating a Witness? Call Weber Law now!
Being accused of a crime is a stressful time, especially when there are witnesses who are testifying against you. While it is understandable that you would want to confront these witnesses yourself, it is against the law to try and talk a witness out of testifying. This can be an added charge to your crime and can create a harmful reputation. Let Weber Law help you today.
California Intimidating a Witness Charges and Penalties
What is Witness Intimidation?
Any person who knowingly and maliciously prevents, attempts to prevent, or dissuades any witness or victim from attending or giving testimony at any trial, proceeding, or inquiry authorized by law, is guilty of witness intimidation.
Any person who knowingly and maliciously prevents, attempts to prevent, or dissuades by using force or by an expressed or implied threat of force to any witness or victim from attending or giving testimony at any trial, proceeding, or inquiry authorized by law, is guilty of witness intimidation.
What is the Penalty?
If the intimidation does not include force or threat of force, it is punishable by up to a year of imprisonment. If the intimidation includes force or threat of force, it is punishable by imprisonment for two to four years and is considered a felony offense.
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Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an intimidating a witness charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
If you have been accused of witness intimidation, whether a felony or misdemeanor, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending, and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time.
There are potential defenses against a charge of witness intimidation, which include but are not limited to a misunderstanding and being falsely accused.
Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage, eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of witness intimidation on your record could potentially hurt future job offers and ruin your record. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney, the court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of witness intimidation contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 136.1, Intimidation of witnesses and victims; offenses; penalties; enhancement; aggravation
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