Tampering with a Witness is a Class C felony punishable up to 5 years prison and a ,000.00 fine.Intimidating a Witness A person is guilty of intimidating a witness if a person, by use of a threat against a current or prospective witness, attempts to: (1) influence the testimony of that person; (2) induce that person to elude legal process summoning him or her to testify; or (3) induce that person to absent himself or herself from such proceedings.It then identifies a series of questions that can help analyze local witness intimidation problems.Finally, it reviews responses to the problem of witness intimidation as identified through research and police practice.Witness intimidation is but one aspect of the larger set of problems related to protecting crime victims and witnesses from further harm.Related problems not directly addressed in this guide, each of which require separate analysis, include: Some of these related crime problems are covered in other guides in this series, all of which are listed at the end of this guide.Intimidating a Witness is a Class B Felony punishable up to 10 years prison and a ,000.00 fine.Defenses Very often, these charges involve very little evidence.
Two witnesses also testified that they filled out written reports for the defendant that recounted their sightings of the victim around time, and that the victim had been followed on errands, etc.
[to bring about or continue a strike, boycott, or other similar collective action to obtain property that is not demanded or received for the benefit of the group which the actor purports to represent]; [or]To be a threat, a statement or act must occur in a context or under such circumstances where a reasonable person, in the position of the speaker, would foresee that the statement or act would be interpreted as a serious expression of intention to carry out the threat rather than as something said in [jest or idle talk] [jest, idle talk, or political argument]. For directions on using bracketed phrases, see the Introduction to WPIC 4.20.
Select from among the bracketed phrases so as to use only those that apply to the particular case. A statement may constitute a threat even if it does not actually reach the victim. Hansen, 122 Wn.2d 712, 717–18, 862 P.2d 117 (1993)Use of the second bracketed phrase is proper in a prosecution under RCW 9.61.160, threatening to bomb or injure property.
See the Comment to WPIC 86.02 (Threatening to Bomb or Injure Property—Elements).
Hansen, 122 Wn.2d 712, 862 P.2d 117 (1993)); threats to bomb a government building (State v.