Most cases of witness tampering are viewed as felonies in the eyes of the law. There are several ways a defendant can be accused of witness tampering, some of which could lead to a term in federal prison. The extent of the charge, and the penalty incurred will depend on the method of intimidation. It can be anything from a threat of violence, to trying to bribe a witness. A common example is associated with with domestic violence. If an abuser tries to convince his victim not to call the police, he can be accused of witness tampering, and may need the help of an Arapahoe criminal attorney. The witness protection program sprang out of the need to guard against this kind of intimidation. It strives to protect witnesses from threat of harm to themselves, and their families. Unfortunately, the protection may mean great sacrifice. Dennis Champine is an experienced Arapahoe County criminal attorney. He is familiar with the local courts, and knows how they tend to handle evidentiary issues. Call 720-858-110 for expert legal advice from Dennis Champine.