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Castle Rock Bribery, Retaliation, Intimidation: Douglas County Victim and Witness Crimes

For justice to be served in a Castle Rock and Douglas County criminal case, both sides  should have access to witnesses who are free of influence from either side.  Intimidating a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-704, Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-706, Tampering with a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-707, and Bribing a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-703, are crimes in Castle Rock and Douglas County. These crimes are designed to ensure justice is served in the court process. Without these laws in place, defendants wouldn’t have a fair trial and it would be difficult for the government to obtain criminal convictions. Without laws of this type in our criminal justice system, bribes, intimidation, injury and other threats would alter the outcome of a criminal.  Abuses of the jury process can occur through police misconduct as well as non-police conduct.

Bribery, Intimidating a Witness, Retaliation Against a Witness in Castle Rock, Parker and Douglas County: List of Witness and Victim Crimes

Laws governing criminal cases in Castle Rock, Parker and Douglas County, are designed to ensure that both sides receive a fair trial.  Without them, defendants would not receive a fair trial, and the government would find it difficult to obtain convictions. Below are criminal offenses a person can face involving a witness / victim in Castle Rock, Parker and Douglas County, Colorado:

Bribery Lawyer in Castle Rock and Douglas County, C.R.S. 18-8-703

In Castle Rock and Douglas County, a person commits Bribery, or Bribing a Witness or Victim if they:

Tampering with a Witness or Victim in Highlands Ranch, C.R.S. 18-8-707

In Highlands Ranch, Tampering with a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-707, charges are filed whenever:

"Offer money or another thing of value to a witness, or a victim, or a person he or she believes is to be called to testify as a witness or victim, a member of the witness’ family, the victim’s family, a person in close relationship to the witness or victim, or a person residing in the same household as the witness or victim."

"A person intentionally attempts (without bribery or threats) to induce a witness or victim or a person he believes is called to testify as a witness or victim or who may be called to testify as a witness or victim of a crime to lie, not show up in court, or not share the whole story of a situation when testifying."

A person would have to offer the thing of value to get one of the above individuals to lie, not share the whole story of a situation, or ignore a summons to appear in court. Bribing / Bribery charges often occur when a defendant or someone related to the defendant tries to affect the outcome of a criminal case by paying a witness or victim money not to come to trial.

Defendants, family members of defendants, criminal defense lawyers, private investigators and those who have an interest in the outcome of a criminal case are all at risk of facing charges of Tampering with a Witness or Victim. You should always consult expert legal help if facing charges of this crime. Do not talk with police.

Intimidating a Witness or Victim in Lone Tree and Douglas County, C.R.S. 18-8-704

A person commits Intimidating a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-704, in Lone Tree and Douglas County when:

"A witness, or a victim, or a person he or she believes is to be called to testify as a witness or victim, a member of the witness’ family, the victim’s family, a person in close relationship to the witness or victim, or a person residing in the same household as the witness or victim, is threatened, harassed or injured."

One of these individuals would have to be threatened, harassed or injured by someone in an effort to get them to lie, not share the whole story of a situation, or not appear in court. Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-705, charges can also be filed if a person who commits Intimidating a Witness or Victim is armed with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or injure someone if resisted, or does injure a person with a deadly weapon or put a person in fear of injury with a deadly weapon.

Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim in Parker, C.R.S. 18-8-706

In Parker, an individual commits Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim if:

"A person threatens, harasses, or injures a person who has testified, or damages their property."

A person would have to threaten, harass or injure a person or property as an act of retaliation against a witness or victim, a member of the witness’ family, the victim’s family, a person in close relationship to the witness or victim, or a person residing in the same household as the witness or victim. Like other criminal offenses against victims or witnesses, like Bribing a Witness or Victim or Tampering with a Witness or Victim, this crime is written so broadly it includes anyone the witness or victim care about. Even a pet is included. We often see Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim charges filed when a defendant’s friend or family member becomes angry with a person that testified against the defendant, even if that person told the truth.

Intimidating a Witness, Bribery, Tampering with a Witness Lawyer in Castle Rock and Douglas County: Call the O’Malley Law Office

If you are facing charges of Intimidation of a Witness or Victim, Bribery, Tampering with a Witness or Victim, or Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim in Castle Rock or Douglas County, call the experienced criminal defense lawyers from the O’Malley Law Office. Sometimes, Douglas County District Attorneys overcharge men and women accused of a crime against a witness or victim. When these charges pile up, possible sentences are extended and consequences are greater. It is always wise to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your criminal case if facing charges involving a witness or victim in Colorado. Often, our criminal defense attorneys can get many, if not all charges reduced or dismissed altogether.