Washington Intimidating a Witness Lawyer
Have you been charged with Intimidating a Witness? Do not face this charges alone!
Being accused of a crime is 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 of you. Let Weber Law help you today.
Washington Intimidating a Witness Charges and Penalties
What is Witness Intimidation?
A person is guilty of intimidating a witness if a person, by use of a threat against a current or prospective witness, attempts to:
(a) Influence testimony of that person;
(b) Induce that person to elude legal process summoning him or her to testify;
(c) Induce that person to absent himself or herself form such proceedings; or
(d) Induce that person not to report the information relevant to a criminal investigation or the abuse or neglect of a child.
What is Witness Tampering?
A person is guilty of tampering with a witness if he or she attempts to induce a witness or person he or she has reason to believe is about to called as a witness in any official proceeding to testify falsely, withhold testimony, absent himself from such proceedings, withhold from a law enforcement agency information which he or she has relevant to a criminal investigation or the abuse or neglect of a minor child to the agency.
What is the Penalty?
Intimidating a witness is a class B felony.
Tampering with a witness is a class C felony.
A class B felony is punishable by imprisonment up to ten years, a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or both.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.
As the sentence can range so widely it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can advocate for you.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. 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 of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a witness tampering charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Witness Intimidation, and how can WEBER LAW help?
If you have been accused of witness intimidation or witness tampering, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending. 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 and witness tampering, 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 (if available), eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of witness intimidation or witness tampering 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 defending you. Any blemish on your record can follow you for 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 or witness tampering in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 9A.72.110, Intimidating a witness
WA ST § 9A.72.120, Tampering with a witness
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984 and after.
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