Probation officer charged with intimidating witness
Muckle, holding that the witness intimidation statute can only be prosecuted in the District and Municipal Courts (as opposed to the Superior Court), in cases where the alleged victim is a "witness or juror." The SJC in Muckle ruled that where the alleged victim falls into any of the numerous other categories of persons, the prosecutor can only proceed by indictment, which is a much more involved procedure. The categories of alleged victims whose cases can now only be prosecuted by indictment include "police office," "judge," "grand juror," "defense attorney," "prosecutor," "clerk," "court officer," "probation officer," and the most ambiguous of all, any person "furthering," "attending" or who has "made known his intention to attend" a trial or an investgiation. Publisher: Bonnie King CONTACT: [email protected]: [email protected]~Truth~~Justice~~Peace~TJPAmanda July 21, 2010 pm (Pacific time)I am so glad to hear, that at least one District Attorney's office has the "Funds" to prosecute an offender for violation of Civil Rights.What about the many violations against the Elderly and Their "Civil Rights"?If found guilty, Hoffman faces up to 20 years in jail on the charge of witness tampering through intimidation and up to three years in prison on the less serious count of witness tampering through attempted harassment.By Bill Grimes Effingham Daily News EFFINGHAM, Ill.In true witness intimidation cases the first issue is identity -- can the police prove who it was that was responsible for the allegedly intimidating acts?There are two reasons that identity can be a legal issue even in cases where most people would consider it fairly easy to prove.
Second, when people think about what the police can show, they usually are not thinking in terms of "reasonable doubt." Even if the police are convinced about who was responsible, the Commonwealth still has to prove it, and if there is reasonable doubt, even convincing evidence is not enough.Hoffman rose quickly through the ranks of probation, jumping from probation officer in Hampshire Superior to the acting chief’s job in just three years.“There’s no question there was political favoritism in hiring and promotion at the probation department,” Bongiorni said. O’Brien and former second deputy probation commissioner Elizabeth V.Tavares, was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery All three have pleaded innocent to the charges.Salem's Best Pizza Walery's Premium Pizza Dine on the Queen Willamette Queen Sternwheeler Oregon Capitol Tours Capitol History Gateway Historical Ghost Tours Haunted Salem Ghost Tours Willamette University Goudy Commons Cafe Willamette River Ride Willamette Queen Sternwheeler Historic Home Tours: Deepwood Museum The Bush House Gaiety Hollow Garden Auction Masters & Appraisals Roofing and Contracting Sheridan, Ore.is an Independent Online Newsgroup in the United States, setting the standard for the future of News.