Criminal Offenses

Obstructing Justice

SECTION 11-32-4

§ 11-32-4. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms mean:

(1) "Malice" means an intent to vex, annoy, harm, or injure in any way another person, or to thwart or interfere in any manner with the orderly administration of justice.

(2) "Victim" means any natural person against whom any crime as defined under the laws of this state or any other state or of the United States is being or has been perpetrated or attempted to be perpetrated.

(3) "Witness" means any natural person:

(i) Having knowledge of the existence or nonexistence of facts relating to any crime;

(ii) Whose declaration under oath is received or has been received as evidence for any purpose;

(iii) Who has reported any crime to any peace officer, prosecutor, probation or parole officer, correctional officer or judicial officer;

(iv) Who has been served with a subpoena issued under the authority of any court in the state, or of any other state or of the United States; or

(v) Who would be believed by any reasonable person to be an individual described in paragraphs (i) – (iv) of this subdivision.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1980, ch. 91, § 2.)