Obstruction of justice is a very broad term and can encompass a variety of illegal acts. Typically, it is used to prosecute those who have subverted the due administration of justice through the creation of false documents, witness tampering and/or intimidation or the payment of bribes designed to subvert the truth and to prevent the due administration of justice. The federal statutes are written broadly enough to encompass any activity designed to subvert the due administration of justice and, in particular, allegations of witness tampering and/or falsification of documents presented to grand juries, trial juries or otherwise.
Although these cases are not often seen in federal court, our firm has represented business people accused of such crimes and have obtained acquittals in this area. If you have been accused of obstruction of justice, our attorneys may be able to help. Please contact us for a free consultation.