Obstruction of Justice
Accusations of possible obstruction of justice have been tossed around lately in the highest levels of the United States government, from the president to other officials in top public offices.
But this hot button issue is not limited to federal government officials. Obstruction can happen anywhere, even in the smallest town in New Hampshire.
If you are accused of obstruction of justice, you may be in for a lot of legal trouble.
But first, you will need a highly experienced attorney who has aggressively defended these types of charges.
Michael Anzalone and his associates at The Anzalone Law Firm can help you navigate this complicated process.
But first, you may not even understand what it means to obstruct justice.
This is an act of interfering with the process of justice by either influencing, harming, threatening or impeding any potential witness, judicial officer, police officer or even a juror. It can also occur if you provide false information or in any other way impede an investigation.
It is a serious crime with serious consequences.
The first thing you’ll want to do if you are arrested is stop talking. Do not discuss your case with investigators until you have secured a defense lawyer. You’ll want to talk your case over with your legal counsel before speaking to authorities because anything that you say can be used against you when your case goes before a judge.
You can trust attorney Michael Anzalone. He will listen and not judge you. His goal is to get the very best outcome possible in your case. It likely won’t be easy, but he and his legal team will work with you.
New Hampshire’s Criminal Code, in section RSA 604:2, describes this way:
A person is guilty of a class B felony if:
- (a) He promises, offers, or gives any pecuniary benefit to another with the purpose of influencing the other's action, decision, opinion, recommendation, vote, nomination, or other exercise of discretion as a public servant, party official, or voter; or
- (b) Being a public servant, party official, candidate for electoral office, or voter, he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit from another knowing or believing the other's purpose to be as described in subparagraph I(a), or fails to report to a law enforcement officer that he has been offered or promised a pecuniary benefit in violation of subparagraph I(a).
How can obstruction happen to you? Perhaps you are a witness in an investigation and you tell police a story that is not entirely true in order to mislead. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be charged with obstruction of justice in addition to other charges such as perjury or filing a false report.
A charge like may bring you a sentence of years in prison.
If you’ve never been arrested before, you may not even realize how this can affect your life and that of your family. It brings embarrassment and could result in a job loss.
So, you can certainly see why you will need a top notch attorney on your side.
Call The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, today for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.