Intimidating, impeding, or injuring witnesses / officers — Louisiana

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Intimidating, impeding, or injuring witnesses / officers — La RS 14:129.1

No person shall intentionally:

(1)  Intimidate or impede, by threat of force or force, or attempt to intimidate or impede, by threat of force or force, a witness or a member of his immediate family with intent to influence his testimony, his reporting of criminal conduct, or his appearance at a judicial proceeding;

(2)  Injure or attempt to injure a witness in his person or property, or a member of his immediate family, with intent to influence his testimony, his reporting of criminal conduct, or his appearance at a judicial proceeding; or

(3)  Injure or attempt to injure an officer of a court of this state in his person or property, or a member of his immediate family, because of the performance of his duties as an officer of a court of this state or with intent to influence the performance of his duties as an officer of a court of this state.

 

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section in a civil proceeding shall be fined not more than $5,000.00 dollars, imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 5 years, or both.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section in a criminal proceeding in which a sentence of death or life imprisonment may be imposed, the offender shall be fined not more than $100,000 dollars, imprisoned for not more than 40 years at hard labor, or both.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section in a criminal proceeding in which a sentence of imprisonment necessarily served at hard labor for any period less than a life sentence may be imposed, the offender shall be fined not more than $50,000.00 dollars, or imprisoned for not more than 20 years at hard labor, or both.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section in a criminal proceeding in which any other sentence may be imposed, the offender shall be fined not more than $10,000 dollars, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, with or without hard labor, or both.

 

If you are being investigated or charged with a crime by law enforcement, contact Elizabeth B Carpenter, Esq. to schedule a consultation.

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