Obstruction of justice comes with severe penalties because it is considered to be a crime that undermines our judicial system.
People are charged with obstruction of justice when they intentionally interfere with an official investigation or judicial proceeding.
To be convicted of obstructing justice, prosecutors must prove that you intended to obstruct. They must also prove that you knew that a proceeding or investigation was underway.
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If you are charged with obstruction of justice, get help from an experienced lawyer
Obstruction of justice is a broad term that includes trying to prevent a legal action or interfering with the administration of civil or criminal judicial action. It often includes crimes committed by judges and government officials. Because it is considered a crime that undermines our judicial system, obstruction of justice comes with severe penalties. Some examples of obstruction of justice include:
Bribery or attempting to influence or injure a victim, officer or juror
Witness tampering or abuse of power
Retaliating against an informant, victim or witness
Withholding or destroying evidence
Attempting to influence testimony
Lying to investigators or giving false testimony
Interfering with proceedings of government agencies, departments or committees
Interfering with law enforcement officers
Failure to prosecute judges or government officials
People are charged with obstruction of justice when they intentionally interfere with an official investigation or judicial proceeding. So, to be convicted of obstructing justice, prosecutors must prove that you intended to obstruct. They must also prove that you knew a proceeding or investigation was underway.
Obstruction of justice can be a misdemeanor or a felony
Depending on the circumstances, obstruction of justice might be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. For example, lying when you are are stopped by police for speeding will probably be a misdemeanor and carry a fine. Lying to a federal judge may be a felony and could result in imprisonment for up to 10 years.
If you are accused of obstruction of justice, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Authorities must prove your intent, which is usually very complicated. The Law Office of Nayib Hassan protects the rights of people charged with obstruction of justice. The prosecutor must prove your intent, which goes beyond circumstantial evidence. We can hold the prosecution to the standards that the law requires.
Nayib Hassan understands the complexities of obstruction of justice federal and state laws. We help protect the rights of people charged with obstruction of justice by developing the best defense for your particular circumstances.
If you are charged with obstruction of justice, contact the Law Office of Nayib Hassan
At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we help our clients defend against obstruction of justice charges. We will review your case and advise you of your best options.
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