Intimidating witness california

10-Jan-2017 05:47

Furthermore, the court will issue a protective order against you, order restitution if any damages occurred, and you may lose your firearm rights indefinitely. Upon successful reduction, you will no longer be convicted of a felony and from that moment forward, your conviction is a misdemeanor “for all purposes.” Reduction to a misdemeanor under P. § 17(b) restores all your rights, includes firearm ownership.

However, there are certain limitations, for instance, you must have not served time in California state prison.

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Dan hired a criminal defense attorney and was in the middle of a court battle for months.Recently I had a situation that involved a party exercising its power to intimidate third party witnesses and prevent them from testifying.I knew witness intimidation was a crime if done in a criminal case, but Google and Westlaw weren't showing me any instances of cases punishing parties to civil actions who engage in such behavior. Turns out, Penal Code 136.1 makes it a misdemeanor (or felony, with certain aggravating circumstances) to prevent or dissuade, or attempt to prevent or dissuade, any witness from testifying in a proceeding.Dan then told the police officer, “You better not testify against me! Dan admitted that he called the police officer only because he was upset over the whole thing.

Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.If convicted of a misdemeanor, one faces up to one year of incarceration in the county jail. § 1170(h), those sentenced to state prison for this offense would actually serve their time in the county jail.