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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Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim (C.R.S. 18-8-706)
Retaliation against a witness or victim occurs when a person harasses or threatens a witness with injury or property damage. It is a class 3 felony punishable by 4 to 12 years in prison and fines of up to $750,000.
The Elements of Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim are as follows:
- That the defendant,
- used a threat, an act constituting the crime of harassment, or an act of harm or injury upon any person or property,
- directed to, or committed upon, a witness + in any criminal or civil proceeding, a victim of any crime, an individual whom the defendant believed had been or would be 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, an individual in close relationship to the witness or victim, or an individual residing in the same household with the witness or victim,
- as retaliation or retribution against the witness or victim.
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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.