Bribing a Witness or Victim Definition

Bribing a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-703

The Lawyer's Definition of Bribing a Witness or Victim in Colorado is:

(1) A person commits bribing a witness or victim if he or she offers, confers, or agrees to confer any benefit upon a witness, or a victim, or a person he or she believes is to be called to testify as a witness or victim in any official proceeding, or upon a member of the witness' family, a member of the victim's family, a person in close relationship to the witness or victim, or a person residing in the same household as the witness or victim with intent to:

(a) Influence the witness or victim to testify falsely or unlawfully withhold any testimony; or

(b) Induce the witness or victim to avoid legal process summoning him to testify; or

(c) Induce the witness or victim to absent himself or herself from an official proceeding.

(2) Bribing a witness or victim is a class 4 felony.

This is the definition courts and lawyers use in Denver and across Colorado, when people are charged with this felony.

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