Michigan Jury Tampering Defense Attorneys – Michigan Criminal Defense
Jury tampering and retaliation against jurors for performing their civic duty is prohibited by law. If you are being accused of Jury Tampering in Michigan, we can help. The law firm of The Kronzek Firm handles all types of felony and misdemeanor cases in Michigan’s state and federal courts. Call us for a free consultation at (866) 766-5245.
What is Jury Tampering?
An individual who willfully tries to influence a juror’s decision in any case by either persuasion or argument other than as part of the trial proceedings may be charged with a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty up to a year in jail, a fine up to $1,000.00, or both.
A person who willfully tries to influence a juror’s decision in any case by using intimidation other than as part of the trial proceedings may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison, a fine up to $5,000.00, or both.
If the intimidation occurs in a criminal case where the defendant’s maximum penalty is (a) more than 10 years in prison; or (b) for life in prison or any term of years, then the person may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine up to $20,000.00, or both.
Additionally, if the intimidation involves the commission or attempted commission of a crime or threat to injure or kill any person, or to cause property damage, then the person may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, a fine up to $25,000.00, or both.
Retaliation Against Jurors
An individual who threatens to retaliate, attempts to retaliate, or retaliates against another person for participating on a jury may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine up to $20,000.00, or both.
Retaliation means: (a) Attempted commission or commission of a crime against any individual; or (b) Threatening to injure or kill any individual or threatening to inflict property damage.
Recording or Attempting to Record Jury Deliberations
Michigan law prohibits any person from recording or attempting to record the deliberation of a jury in any case. If a person is in violation, he or she may be charged with a misdemeanor.
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