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Rs 14:130.1 Obstruction Of Justice

§130.1. Obstruction of justice

A. The crime of obstruction of justice is any of the following when committed with

the knowledge that such act has, reasonably may, or will affect an actual or potential present,

past, or future criminal proceeding as described in this Section:

(1) Tampering with evidence with the specific intent of distorting the results of any

criminal investigation or proceeding which may reasonably prove relevant to a criminal

investigation or proceeding. Tampering with evidence shall include the intentional

alteration, movement, removal, or addition of any object or substance either:

(a) At the location of any incident which the perpetrator knows or has good reason

to believe will be the subject of any investigation by state, local, or United States law

enforcement officers; or

(b) At the location of storage, transfer, or place of review of any such evidence.

(2) Using or threatening force toward the person or property of another with the

specific intent to:

(a) Influence the testimony of any person in any criminal proceeding;

(b) Cause or induce the withholding of testimony or withholding of records,

documents, or other objects from any criminal proceeding;

(c) Cause or induce the alteration, destruction, mutilation, or concealment of any

object with the specific intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in any

criminal proceeding;

(d) Evade legal process or the summoning of a person to appear as a witness or to

produce a record, document, or other object in any criminal proceeding;

(e) Cause the hindrance, delay, or prevention of the communication to a peace

officer, as defined in R.S. 14:30, of information relating to an arrest or potential arrest or

relating to the commission or possible commission of a crime or parole or probation

violation.

(3) Retaliating against any witness, victim, juror, judge, party, attorney, or informant

by knowingly engaging in any conduct which results in bodily injury to or damage to the

property of any such person or the communication of threats to do so with the specific intent

to retaliate against any person for:

(a) The attendance as a witness, juror, judge, attorney, or a party to any criminal

proceeding or for producing evidence or testimony for use or potential use in any criminal

proceeding, or

(b) The giving of information, evidence, or any aid relating to the commission or

possible commission of a parole or probation violation or any crime under the laws of any

state or of the United States.

(4) Inducing or persuading or attempting to induce or persuade any person to do any

of the following:

(a) Testify falsely or, without right or privilege to do so, to withhold any testimony.

(b) Without the right or privilege to do so, absent himself from such proceedings

despite having received service of a subpoena.

B. Whoever commits the crime of obstruction of justice shall be subject to the

following penalties:

(1) When the obstruction of justice involves a criminal proceeding in which a

sentence of death or life imprisonment may be imposed, the offender shall be fined not more

than one hundred thousand dollars, imprisoned for not more than forty years at hard labor,

or both.

(2) When the obstruction of justice involves a criminal proceeding in which a

sentence of imprisonment necessarily at hard labor for any period less than a life sentence

may be imposed, the offender may be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars, or

imprisoned for not more than twenty years at hard labor, or both.

(3) When the obstruction of justice involves any other criminal proceeding, the

offender shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, imprisoned for not more than five

years, with or without hard labor, or both.

Acts 1984, No. 561, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1985; Acts 2016, No. 215, §1.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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