Obstruction of Justice

Obstruction of justice is an offense that occurs when someone intentionally interferes with the course of justice in order to change the outcome of a criminal proceeding or protect someone else. Below are some scenarios that can result in obstruction of justice charges being laid:
● Lying to the police during an investigation
● Changing or destroying physical evidence
● Committing perjury in court
● Interfering with the work of prosecutors, law enforcement figures, and government officials who are doing work to ensure justice
● A district attorney, police chief, or government official failing to uphold the law