Intimidation of a Witness, Juror or Law Enforcement Official
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268, Section 13B punishes those convicted of the crime of Intimidation with imprisonment to the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years or state prison for up to 10 years.
In order to be convicted of the crime of Intimidation of a Witness, Juror or Law Enforcement Official, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant, either directly or indirectly, made a threat or attempted to influence another person in some way;
- That the other person was a witness, juror, or law enforcement official at any stage of a criminal investigation, grand jury proceeding, trial, or other criminal proceeding; and
- That the defendant did so willfully with the specific intent to impede, obstruct, delay, harm, punish or otherwise interfere with the criminal proceedings.
If you have been charged with the crime of Intimidation of a Witness, Juror or Law Enforcement Official, you should immediately consult with a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who can explain the charges and protect your rights.
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