Charged with Dissuading a Witness?
Get Defense From An Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney in Ventura
As a right guaranteed by the Constitution, we all have the right to a fair
and swift trial. By trying to dissuade someone from acting as a witness
in the judicial process, you could be found guilty of breaking the law.
In order to be convicted of dissuading a witness, the prosecution must
prove that you acted willfully and maliciously to prevent (or attempt
to prevent) a witness from coming forward.
- It is against the law to stop witnesses from:
- Testifying in a court of law
- Reporting a crime to law enforcement officials
- Aiding in the seizure, prosecution, or investigation process
You might think you can talk someone out of calling the police. You might
even try to prevent someone from ruining your good name by making a false
allegation that a crime has been committed. This frequently comes up in
domestic violence is alleged.
Why You Need to Work with a Defense Attorney
In California, dissuading a witness is a very serious crime. Do not go
through this legal matter by yourself. If you or someone you love has
been wrongfully charged with dissuading a witness, the
Law Office of Christopher P. Welch is here to help.
- Attorney Christopher P. Welch has been retained by hundreds of clients
in the past due to his exceptional reputation for the following:
- Providing clients with world-class legal advocacy
- Earning a 9.5 Superb AVVO® Rating
- Maintaining open, honest, ethical communication with clients 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week
- Achieving a solid record of case results, including countless case dismissals,
reductions, acquittals, and reversals
- Demonstrating extensive legal knowledge through numerous appearances in
the media, news outlets, and press consultations
Have you been accused of dissuading a witness? Has your loved one been
charged with this serious crime? If so, choose to work with an experienced Ventura
criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Christopher P. Welch knows what must be done in these
types of situations and can obtain the proper evidence needed to move
your case forward in the most advantageous manner possible.
Learn about your defenses by scheduling a
free case consultation in the firm's local offices.