Interfering with a witness in a criminal case is charged as Tampering with a Witness or Victim in Greeley and Weld County. A man facing charges of Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder for the shooting of two men in Weld County may be facing additional charges of Tampering with a Witness. According to the report, the man was recorded in the Weld County Jail having a conversation with his brother about his sister needing to change her statement. The sister allegedly admitted her brother told her he had shot the men. He later had a recorded phone conversation with her where he yelled at her to change her statement in court. I guess it’s important to remember that you are constantly being monitored and recorded when in jail.
Weld County Tampering with a Witness or Victim Lawyer: Definition of Tampering
The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado law definition of Tampering with a Witness or Victim – C.R.S. 18-8-707 – is:
(a) Testify falsely or unlawfully withhold any testimony; or
(b) Absent himself from any official proceeding to which he has been legally summoned; or
(c) Avoid legal process summoning him to testify.
Because the man told his sister to change her testimony and statements to ‘fix’ the situation, he was asking her to lie, which would fall under part (a).
Sentence for Tampering with a Witness or Victim in Greeley and Erie
As a class 4 felony in Greeley, Erie, and Evans, Tampering with a Witness or Victim is punishable by 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections with 3 years of parole beginning after release.
If you have been arrested for, charged with, or accused of Tampering with a Witness or Victim, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 to schedule a free consultation or set up a jail visit. Together, we can protect your future.
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