(a) A person commits the crime of tampering with a witness if, with purpose to induce a witness or a prospective witness in an official proceeding to disobey a subpoena or other legal process, or to absent himself or avoid subpoena or other legal process, or to withhold evidence, information, or documents, or to testify falsely, he:
(1) threatens or causes harm to any person or property;
(2) uses force, threats or deception; or
(3) offers, confers or agrees to confer any benefit, direct or indirect, upon the witness.
(b) Tampering with a witness is a class D felony.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Research Guide: MCC 575.270, 15 ASC 241, 15 ASC 761.