Tampering with a Witness Florida
What is Witness Tampering?
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, our criminal defense attorneys at Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law are here to help. We can talk to you about your options and how to proceed.
Burden of Proof in Witness Tampering Cases in FL
If you have been charged with witness tampering, get immediate legal help from our criminal defense firm. In Florida, you can be found guilty of witness tampering only if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you attempted to tamper with the witness' testimony or evidence. The prosecution must also be able to prove that the witness had been scheduled to act as witness in court. Disproving or weakening just one element of the prosecution's case could positively impact yours.
At Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, we have over 60 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 Miami witness tampering lawyer can aggressively handle every aspect of your tampering with a witness case in FL, from the free case evaluation to the conclusion at trial. Contact us today to learn more.