DC Instruction 2.304. ATTEMPTED BRIBERY, COERCION OR INTIMIDATION OF WITNESS

DC Instruction 2.304. ATTEMPTED BRIBERY, COERCION OR INTIMIDATION OF WITNESS

State: District of Columbia

Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia
Fifth Edition (2014)
II. FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

Instruction 2.304. ATTEMPTED BRIBERY, COERCION OR INTIMIDATION OF WITNESS

You have heard evidence that [name of defendant] may have attempted to persuade [name of witness] to [testify falsely] [not to testify]. It is up to you to decide if s/he attempted to persuade [name of witness] [not to testify] [to testify and if such testimony would have been false]. If you find s/he did so, you may consider this evidence as tending to show his/her feelings of guilt, which you may, in turn, consider as tending to show actual guilt. On the other hand, you may also consider s/he may have attempted to persuade [name of witness] for reasons fully consistent with innocence in this case.

If you find that [name of defendant] attempted to persuade [name of witness] to [testify falsely] [not to testify], you should consider this evidence along with all the other evidence in the case and give it as much weight you think it fairly deserves.

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