Date: 06.10.12
Area: Criminal Law
For: All Locations

What is the punishment for obstruction of justice?
I'm a student and i'm currently undertaking legal studies. I've been reading this play the teacher gave us. I need to know something about obstruction of justice. To be more specific: This man has seen someone being raped and has not reported it to the police. What will his punishment be, if any?
1 answer | Asked on 06.10.12 in Criminal Law.

Answers (1)
This would not always be obstruction of justice, unless the man was called as a witness and then lied about seeing anything and they can prove that he had.  Then the punishment would vary by state.  

Answered by Arkady Bukh on 10.27.12.