During a trial or hearing, the idea is that both the prosecutor's side and the defendant's side can be heard and a fair trial can be held. But, in some cases, witnesses or victims aren't always truthful during trial in front of a judge or jury, creating injustice. This might stir up emotions in the defendant or those who know the defendant personally, leading them to “retaliate” against the witness or victim. Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim charges can then be filed as a result. Let's continue reading about how Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim is charged in Denver and across Colorado.
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Douglas County Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim Definition
Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-706, is charged in Douglas and Jefferson County, Colorado, whenever:
“A person uses a threat, act of harassment as defined in section 18-9-111, or act of harm or injury upon any person or property, which action is directed to or committed upon a witness or a victim to any crime, an individual whom the person believes has been or would have been called to testify as a witness or victim, a member of the witness' family, a member of the victim's family, an individual in close relationship to the witness or victim, an individual residing in the same household with the witness or victim, as retaliation or retribution against such witness or victim.”
Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim is a class 3 felony, which is punishable by up to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Examples of Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Let's say a witness lies while testifying in Arapahoe County, Colorado, and a friend of the defendant knows. Out of anger, the defendant's friend confronts the witness and uses obscene language with them (which would be Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111). The defendant's friend could then be charged with Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim. Or, perhaps a family member of the defendant is upset with a witness, and subjects them to harsh physical contact. There are many other situations where people are charged with this offense. In every case, the involvement of an experienced lawyer is imperative for fighting for your future.
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