Tampering With a Witness in the Fourth Degree

TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS IN THE FOURTH DEGREE (NY PL 215.10)

Tampering with a Witness in the Fourth Degree (New York Penal Law 215.10) is not necessarily a crime often prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney's, but a serious offense that your New York criminal defense lawyer must be prepared to handle. The basis of all of the Tampering with a Witness Crimes, the Fourth Degree offense is the lowest level that is "only" punishable by up to one year in jail.

New York Penal Law 215.10(a): If know that a person is to be called as a witness in a proceeding and you attempt to induce or actually induce that person from appearing or testifying, then you have perpetrated the crime of Tampering with a Witness in the Fourth Degree.

New York Penal Law 215.10(b): If you make a false statement knowing that the statement is false for the purpose of affecting the testimony of that person, then you have perpetrated the crime of Tampering with a Witness in the Fourth Degree.

To fully understand the crime of Tampering with a Witness in the Fourth Degree, contact a New York criminal lawyer and discuss the actual penal code as well as the facts of your case.

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