Intimidating a victim
As former law enforcement officers and prosecutors, we understand how to investigate a case from all angles.We know the most effective ways to convince prosecutors, judges, and jurors that there simply isn't enough evidence to convict you of the charge(s).False accusations / wrongful arrest People falsely accuse others of criminal activity for a number of reasons.With respect to this particular offense, we most frequently see this in connection with domestic violence cases.The following are examples of some of the most common.
To repeat, if your underlying case is a felony, you could be facing up to ten years in prison. Under these circumstances, although your conversation may have intimidated Bob (and even discouraged him from testifying), you didn't knowingly do so and therefore didn't violate Penal Code 136.1 PC.Similar to the example above, if you are just passing along information that you find helpful..don't intend to cause any harm or obstruct justice in any way..aren't acting maliciously and are not, therefore, violating the law.Penal Code 136.1 PC (California's law against dissuading or intimidating a witness or victim) makes it illegal to prevent (or attempt to prevent) any witnesses or victims of a crime from reporting the crime or testifying about the crime.address: If, after reading this article, you would like more information, we invite you to contact us at Shouse Law Group.
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And although killing a witness is a rare event, witness intimidation charges aren’t. Importantly, one does not need to truly “intimidate” a witness in order to be charged. Contact Meyer Van Severen if you’re facing this offense. Intimidating a victim occurs when the defendant: Defined in Section 940.41, maliciously means “an intent to vex, annoy or injure in any way another person or to thwart or interfere in any manner with the orderly administration of justice.” Prosecutors in Milwaukee have filed charges using the theory that any interference with the orderly administration of justice constitutes intimidation.