Obstruction of Justice in San Diego
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The San Diego criminal attorney from JD Law has experience in defending clients accused of obstruction of justice. This is a tricky area of law that requires attention to detail and persistence in order to have a chance of proving the innocence of the defendant or lack of evidence on the part of the prosecution. With more than 30 years of experience and a background as a
police detective, Attorney James N. Dicks has the resources necessary to defend you in your case.
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Understanding Your Charge & What You Are Up Against
Interfering with the administration or proceedings of courts, the judicial system or law enforcement agencies is illegal and is referred to as the "obstruction of justice." If the prosecution was unsuccessful in charging you for a crime you allegedly committed, they may then try to charge you with obstruction of justice, which may include a state prison sentence of up to eight years.
What Is Considered Obstruction of Justice in California?
The obstruction of justice can be achieved through any one or more of a number of actions:
- Threatening witnesses or jurors
- Interfering with an arrest
- Hiding or destroying evidence
- Altering evidence in an investigation or a case
- Bribing witnesses, jurors, law enforcement officers, judges or lawyers involved in a case
- Any other actions that intentionally disrupt a case or otherwise alter the course of justice
If you are found guilty of obstruction of justice, you may be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, with a prison sentence of up to 5 years. If you were found to obstruct justice in regards to international or domestic terrorism, you may be sentenced to state prison for up to 8 years.