§ 524.010 Definitions
§ 524.020 Bribing a witness
§ 524.030 Bribe receiving by witness
§ 524.040 Intimidating a participant in the legal process
§ 524.050 Tampering with a witness
§ 524.055 Retaliating against a participant in the legal process
§ 524.060 Bribing a juror
§ 524.070 Bribe receiving by a juror
§ 524.090 Jury tampering
§ 524.100 Tampering with physical evidence
§ 524.110 Simulating legal process
§ 524.130 Unauthorized practice of law
§ 524.140 Disposal of biological evidence that may be subject to DNA testing — Motion to destroy — Liability for destruction — Penalty — Retention of biological material

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 524

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Judge: means , with reference to intimidating a participant in the legal process, any current justice or judge of the Court of Justice, a trial commissioner of the Court of Justice, and any person serving as a judge at a trial or judicial proceeding of or authorized by the Court of Justice. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Juror: means a person who is or has been a member of any impaneled jury, including a grand jury, and includes any person who has been drawn or summoned to attend as a prospective juror. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Official proceeding: means a proceeding heard before any legislative, judicial, administrative or other governmental agency or official authorized to hear evidence under oath, including any referee, hearing examiner, commissioner, notary or other person taking testimony or depositions in any such proceedings. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Participant in the legal process: means any judge, prosecutor, attorney defending a criminal case, juror, or witness and includes members of the participant's immediate family. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Pecuniary benefit: means benefit in the form of money, property, commercial interests, or anything else the primary significance of which is economic gain. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Physical evidence: means any article, object, document, record, or other thing of physical substance. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecutor: means , with reference to intimidating a participant in the legal process, a current Commonwealth's attorney, assistant Commonwealth's attorney, county attorney, assistant county attorney, Attorney General, deputy attorney general, assistant attorney general, or special prosecutor appointed pursuant to law. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Threat: means any direct threat to kill or injure a person protected by this chapter or an immediate family member of such a person. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Witness: means any person who may be called to testify in an official proceeding, has been called to testify in an official proceeding, is testifying in an official proceeding, or who has testified in an official proceeding. See Kentucky Statutes 524.010