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Witness intimidation is described in the California Penal Code Section 136. In that section, the law makes it a crime to knowingly and maliciously prevent or dissuade a witness or victim from giving testimony at a trial, proceeding, or inquiry authorized by law. In a domestic violence case, it is a crime if one of the parties tries to prevent or dissuade the other from making a report to a police officer, or any other authority, or from making a complaint about the abusive partner or seeking his or her arrest. If the abusive individual uses force or threat of violence to intimidate his or her partner per the Penal Code, he or she may be charged with a felony punishable by a state prison term of two to four years.

If you have been charged with witness intimidation in a domestic violence case, it is a serious matter. You will need a capable criminal defense lawyer. The wisest action you can take in these circumstances is to consult with our firm as soon as possible. The sooner you consult us, the sooner we can begin constructing an effective defense strategy on your behalf using all of our resources, skills, and experience. Our legal team has more than 50 years of combined experience in the courtroom and we are fully prepared to take on your domestic violence case, including a charge of witness intimidation.

Witness Intimidation per California Penal Code Section 136

You will be charged with an automatic felony for witness intimidation of a domestic partner if you are part of a conspiracy, used force or threatened to use force against the victim or the victim's property, if you have a previous conviction of witness intimidation, or if you were hired to do so by another party. Even if you threaten to use force but no one is ever injured, you can still be held accountable for this crime. Because of this, it is vital that you secure the services of a our firm.

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