(a) A person is guilty of tampering with a witness if, believing that an official proceeding is pending or about to be instituted, he induces or attempts to induce a witness to testify falsely, withhold testimony, elude legal process summoning him to testify or absent himself from any official proceeding.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 53a-151

  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Person: means a human being, and, where appropriate, a public or private corporation, a limited liability company, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a government or a governmental instrumentality. See Connecticut General Statutes 53a-3
  • testify: Answer questions in court.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.

(b) Tampering with a witness is a class C felony.