Obstruction of Justice, Witness Tampering, and Offenses relating to Governmental Operations involve individuals being accused of impairing or interfering with a police officer or government official’s duties. The charges can be heard as a misdemeanor or felony and involve serious consequences.
If you are contacted and investigated by the police, the best way to protect yourself is to say nothing. You have the right to refuse to speak to the police. If you try to make a good impression by speaking, you may make misleading statements that harm you in court.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for obstruction of justice or witness tampering offenses, it is important to obtain legal representation immediately. Call Mike Moran at 719-447-1923 for your free consultation.
Obstruction of Justice, Witness Tampering and Government Operation Offenses include:
- Intimidating a witness
- Tampering with a witness
- Tampering with physical evidence
- Obstructing government operations
- Obstructing a Peace Officer, Fire Fighter or Police Officer
- False Reporting to Authorities
- Impersonating a Peace or Police Officer
- Duty to Report a Crime, i.e., counselor or doctor
- Escape or Assisting in an Escape
- Embezzlement of Public Property
- Theft of Public Property
- False Swearing
- Jury Tampering
These charges can be heard as Class 3 Misdemeanors and, if you are convicted, you may face a potential six month jail sentence. If charged as a felony, you may face a potential lengthy prison sentence. Other penalties could include probation, public service, and severe fines.