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.