Obstruction of Justice
Obstruction of justice is a legal term that describes all unlawful acts that people partake in to obstruct, hinder, or delay the administration of justice. This term applies to law enforcement, courts, judges, and the government.
For example, if a person evades police who are trying to make an arrest, they can be charged. Additionally, a person that gives false testimony in court can be charged with perjury as well as obstruction of justice.
Examples of obstruction of justice include:
- Bribing witnesses
- Not reporting crimes
- Resisting arrest
- Contempt of court
- Aiding & abetting
- Threatening or intimidating jurors
This usually refers to the act of interference in any work that relates to:
- Police officers
- Federal agencies
- Other government officials
When facing obstruction of justice charges, it is extremely important for a person to consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to start taking preventative measures against a conviction and heavy penalties. After a person has been charged with a crime such as obstruction of justice, it is important that they are informed of their rights and options. The best way people can become informed throughout the legal process is by retaining the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can continually protect the client's best interests.
By working closely with the right attorney, people may be able to avoid conviction for obstruction of justice and not have to deal with the life-altering consequences that are associated with most convictions. Call today at (813) 321-7323 to get started.
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