Obstruction of Justice

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Obstruction of Justice Charges in Houston

What Constitutes Obstruction of Justice?

In the United States, it is illegal to knowingly and intentionally interfere with the work of law enforcement, government agencies, and prosecutors during their investigations. Oftentimes, these charges are brought against a person when it is discovered that someone other than the suspect may have intentionally misled or lied to investigating officers.

This can include destroying evidence, fraudulently reporting a crime, or giving a false alibi to protect a suspect. If you have been charged with obstruction of justice, it is crucial you contact a skilled federal criminal defense lawyer from Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. to protect yourself against serious consequences.

Contact the Houston obstruction of justice lawyers online today at (713) 364-9913 to get started towards building your defense.

US Code Obstruction of Justice - Obstruction of Justice Punishment

According to 18 U.S.C. § 1510: US Code – Section 1510, those who willingly and knowingly obstruct or delay a criminal investigation can face serious fines and a maximum of five years in prison. Furthermore, under 18 U.S.C. § 1512, anyone who kills or attempts to kill another person with the intention of preventing them from testifying in court can be found guilty of tampering and face up to 30 years in prison.

Tampering can also include using or threatening physical force against a witness to delay or prevent their testimony. Retaliation against witnesses and informants with physical harm is similarly prohibited, carrying up to 20 years in prison upon conviction. While penalties for this type of offense will vary depending on the specific circumstances, all obstruction charges are extremely serious and must be handled by a skilled Houston obstruction of justice lawyer to maximize one's chances of securing a desirable outcome.

Work with Our Houston Obstruction of Justice Attorney

Your future may be at stake. If you are facing obstruction charges in Houston or anywhere else in the United States, a federal crime lawyer from Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. can protect your interests and fight to secure a reduction or dismissal of your charges on your behalf.

With more than 60 years of criminal defense experience and an extensive history of case victories, the firm's attorneys have the vast knowledge and passion to give you the edge in court. Do not leave your freedom in the hands of an inexperienced attorney – make sure it is in capable hands!

Call our Houston obstruction of justice lawyers at (713) 364-9913 to schedule a free consultation today.

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