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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 575

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, see footnote bottom

  575.095.  Tampering with a judicial officer — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of tampering with a judicial officer if, with the purpose to harass, intimidate or influence a judicial officer in the performance of such officer's official duties, such person:

  (1)  Threatens or causes harm to such judicial officer or members of such judicial officer's family;

  (2)  Uses force, threats, or deception against or toward such judicial officer or members of such judicial officer's family;

  (3)  Offers, conveys or agrees to convey any benefit direct or indirect upon such judicial officer or such judicial officer's family;

  (4)  Engages in conduct reasonably calculated to harass or alarm such judicial officer or such judicial officer's family, including stalking pursuant to section 565.225 or 565.227.

  2.  A judicial officer for purposes of this section shall be a judge, arbitrator, special master, juvenile officer, deputy juvenile officer, state prosecuting or circuit attorney, state assistant prosecuting or circuit attorney, juvenile court commissioner, state probation or parole officer, or referee.

  3.  A judicial officer's family for purposes of this section shall be:

  (1)  Such officer's spouse; or

  (2)  Such officer or such officer's spouse's ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or

  (3)  Such officer's stepchild, while the marriage creating that relationship exists.

  4.  The offense of tampering with a judicial officer is a class D felony.

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(L. 1989 S.B. 215 & 58, A.L. 1995 H.B. 424, A.L. 1997 S.B. 367, A.L. 2009 H.B. 62, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 565.084; Effective 1-01-17


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