Denver Crimes Against Victim & Witness Defense Attorneys

Crimes against victims and witnesses are a serious criminal charge. If you are being charged with a crime against a victim or witness, you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.

A victim is any person against whom any crime has been perpetrated or attempted. This includes victims who suffer an injury, but it also can include victims of a property crime like fraud or robbery. A witness any person who has knowledge of facts related to a crime has offered testimony as evidence, reported a crime, has been served a subpoena, or would reasonably be believed to be any of these.

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Intimidating a Witness or Victim (C.R.S. 18-8-704)

Intimidating a witness is a class 4 felony. As a class 4 felony the possible penalties include a possible prison sentence of 2 to 6 years and a fine of up to $500,000. Furthermore, victims of intimidation or retaliation are eligible for damages they suffer as a result of the crime.

The Elements of Intimidating a Witness or Victim are:

That the defendant,

  • by use of a threat, or by committing the crime of harassment, or by committing an act of harm or injury to any person or property,
  • directed to or committed upon a witness + in any criminal or civil proceeding, a victim of any crime, a person the defendant believed had been or was to be called or who would have been called to testify as a witness in any criminal or civil proceeding or a victim of any crime, a member of the witness’s family, a member of the victim’s family, a person in close relationship to the witness or victim, a person residing in the same household with the witness or victim, or any person who had reported a crime or who might have been called to testify as a witness to or victim of any crime,
  • intentionally,
  • attempted to, or did: influence the witness or victim to testify falsely or unlawfully withhold any testimony; induce the witness or victim to avoid legal process summoning him [her] to testify; induce the witness or victim to absent himself [herself] from an official proceeding, or inflict such harm or injury prior to such testimony or expected testimony.

 If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact a Colorado criminal defense attorney, we represent clients in Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding area. The Savela Law Firm, P.C. Give us a call at (720) 821-1001 or complete our inquiry form.

If you have been charged with a crime against a victim or witness an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver criminal defense attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.