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.