Intimidating a witness bail amount
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Both prosecution and defence witnesses should immediately bring any act of intimidation (or risk of intimidation) to the attention of the police, who will carry out an investigation and take appropriate action to ensure your safety.
The police will also seek to identify whether you are at risk of intimidation.
Whilst rare, it is a serious offence to intimidate a prosecution or a defence witness.
These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are does the act knowing or believing that the victim is assisting in the investigation of an offence or is a witness or potential witness or a juror or potential juror in proceedings for an offence, andhe does or threatens to do the act knowing or believing that the person harmed or threatened to be harmed (“the victim”), or some other person, has assisted in an investigation into an offence or has given evidence or particular evidence in proceedings for an offence, or has acted as a juror or concurred in a particular verdict in proceedings for an offence, and The intention required by subsection (1)(c) and the motive required by subsection (2)(c) above need not be the only or the predominating intention or motive with which the act is done or, in the case of subsection (2), threatened.Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions.Trained volunteers deliver practical and emotional support to victims of crime and their families.Help is available at any stage of the crime, and also within the court process.