A person who knowingly and maliciously prevents or dissuades any witness or victim from attending or giving testimony at any trail, proceeding or inquiry, or attempts to alter any testimony or evidence may be charged with Dissuading a Witness or Victim. Examples of Dissuading a Witness or Victim include threatening an ex-spouse if they present specific testimony in a divorce trial or offering money in exchange for not reporting a rape or other crime or in a property dispute with a school teacher the teacher threatens to fail your child if you don’t “”back off””.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant knowingly and maliciously prevented or dissuaded any witness or victim from attending or giving testimony at any trail or inquiry authorized by law.
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days