Interference with Witnesses

Interference with Witnesses

INTERFERENCE WITH WITNESSES

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

  1.  CAUSING PERSON TO REFRAIN FROM GIVING EVIDENCE AT CRIMINAL TRIAL

A person, who, with intent to defeat, obstruct, or pervert the course of justice at the trial of any other person for any crime, in any manner causes the other person to refrain from giving evidence at such trial, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 7 years.

  1. CAUSING WITNESS TO DISOBEY SUMMONS OR NOT TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE

A person who, in any manner willfully causes any other person to disobey a summons, subpoena, or order—

(a) for his or her attendance as a witness in any judicial proceeding; or

(b) for the production by him or her of any written or other evidence in any judicial proceedings,

is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 5 years.

We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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