Witness Tampering Charges in Miami
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Witness tampering involves behavior, such as intimidation or threats, with the intent to induce an individual to withhold testimony. This is a serious offense because witness testimony is used as evidence within criminal and civil cases. It must remain truthful and unhindered. Engagement in misleading conduct toward the individual and encouragement to conceal or alter an object are two examples of witness tampering.
Witness tampering for federal cases is discussed in statute 18 U.S.C. § 1512. For state cases, tampering with or harassing a witness can be found in Florida Statute § 914.22. Tampering does not have to be proven effective for the defendant to be charged. If you are charged with or under investigation for witness tampering, speak with one of our Miami criminal defense attorneys at DeFabio, Beckham & Solis.
Avoiding a Conviction in Miami-Dade
If you have been charged with witness tampering, get immediate legal help from our criminal defense firm to avoid the maximum punishment. In Florida, you can be found guilty of witness tampering if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you attempted to tamper with the witness' testimony or evidence. Prosecution must also be able to prove that the witness had been scheduled to act as witness in court. As you face the possibility of a conviction you must realize the severity of the consequences of a conviction.
At DeFabio, Beckham & Solis, we have nearly 50 years of combined experience that can be used to help you resolve the charges you are presently facing. We can do so by building a successful defense to your case. Our legal team believes in holding strong to our clients' constitutional rights and can use all available resources to protect such rights.
Our firm can aggressively handle every aspect of your criminal case, from the free case evaluation to the conclusion at trial.
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