obstruction of justice

obstruction of justice

Interference with the orderly administration of law and justice, as by giving false information to or withholding evidence from a police officer or prosecutor, or by harming or intimidating a witness or juror.

? Obstruction of justice is a crime in most jurisdictions.

¡ª Also termed obstructing justice; obstructing public justice. [Cases: Obstructing Justice 1; Sentencing and Punishment 761. C.J.S. Obstructing Justice or Governmental Administration ¡ì¡ì 1, 3¨C14, 16, 18¨C20, 25¨C30, 33, 35¨C36, 38.]


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