Interfering and Obstruction of Justice
If you have been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice or interference,
you may be confused, caught off guard, or unsure what exactly you’re
being accused of. The legal consequences of this charge can be severe,
so it’s important for you to know your rights and understand the
accusations being brought against you.
What is Obstruction of Justice?
Obstruction of justice involves an attempt (even an unsuccessful attempt)
to mislead, hinder, delay, or otherwise make it more difficult for members
of law enforcement to do their jobs. (This also applies to emergency medical
responders.) This can take many forms, including any of the following:
- Threatening witnesses, law enforcement, jurors, or other parties involved
in the decision-making process during your case
- Attempting to manipulate or influence jurors through intimidation or violence
- Deliberately concealing evidence or any other information that would be
important in deciding a criminal case
- Blocking or resisting arrest
- Refusing to cooperate with police
- Any other attempt to keep members of the justice system from doing their
jobs or deciding your case fairly
These are only a few examples. There are a variety of reasons you may be
thought to have deliberately interfered with the criminal justice process,
and all of them could leave you stuck with painful consequences. This
is especially true because charges of obstruction of justice are often
paired with charges of violent crime, bribery, etc. If you are found guilty
of interfering with justice, this is a Class A misdemeanor and could land
you with thousands of dollars in fines and several years of jail time
or supervised probation.
Get in Touch with a Criminal Justice Lawyer in Connecticut Today
Whether you are anticipating arrest, have been caught off guard by accusations,
or are otherwise in need of legal representation to defend obstruction
of justice charges, our legal team at
Tomeo Sills, LLC is prepared to serve you. Even if you are certain of your innocence, going
in without a tough, experienced criminal defense lawyer could cost you
far more than you might save by opting out of legal representation. Take
the first step to protect yourself from harsh legal consequences by connecting
with one of our
Connecticut criminal defense attorneys today.
Call (844) 913-7747 to speak to a member of our team, or fill out this short online form
to schedule your complimentary case evaluation right away.