15th Sep 2023
Tampering with Evidence is a crime in Florida that takes place when someone who is aware of an ongoing criminal investigation removes or damages evidence in order to prevent it from being used in the inquiry.
Allowing a Criminal to Escape Confinement
Jailers or other officers in charge of criminals can be punished in one of two ways if they allow these criminals to escape confinement, as indicated in Florida Statutes Title XLVI Chapter 843.09 and 843.10:
• Chapter 843.09: If any jailer or law enforcement official who willingly helps a convict escape custody will be charged with a 2nd-degree felony, punishable by $10,000 and/or a prison sentence that does not exceed 15 years.
• Chapter 843.10: If any jailer or law enforcement official who allows a convict to escape custody by accidental means (negligence) will be charged with a 1st-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or imprisonment that does not exceed 1 year.
If you have been charged with obstruction of justice in Miami, then you may want to call an experienced criminal defense attorney for legal advice.