Even if the defendant did not willfully obstruct the proceeding, they may be charged if they acted in reckless disregard of the impact of their conduct.
This also applies to anyone who misleads, intimidates or harasses a witness.
Here’s what they told me: Abby: "I am very independent, and I love autonomy.
[My girlfriends] see this in a positive light..of them wish they had more of a backbone and ask for my advice on how to emulate my demeanor." Katie: "I'm very direct.
If someone is involved as a witness in a criminal trial against you or someone you know, they may have made untruthful remarks, or you may be worried that they are going to say something that will hurt the defendant's chances.
Whoever directly or indirectly, willfully threatens, attempts or causes physical, emotional, economic injury or property damage a witness or potential witness may be imprisoned for up to 10 years in prison and fined up to ,000.Your career may have had a few hiccups, and your relationships are trademarked by tension, but your independent way of thinking isn’t wrong- it just rubs some people the wrong way.You might have noticed that people are cautious when you approach, or when they see you, they give a quick hello, smile, and abruptly leave.” You search your brain for some reason as to why this fool isn’t falling over himself for your incredible friend and come up with only one plausible answer. I see my intimidating friends as strong, assertive women.These are things that I admire and wish I saw in myself. But sometimes I wonder if my quippy response is correct; is it really intimidation that keeps the men from my fabulous friends?