Obstruction of Justice

Minnesota Obstruction of Justice Lawyers & Attorneys

Obstruction of justice involves the interference of any sort with the work of police, state or federal investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other government officials. There are a host of crimes in Minnesota that may be characterized as an obstruction of justice charge:

  • Escape

  • Fleeing A Police Officer In A Motor Vehicle

  • Warning A Subject of Police Investigation

  • Witness Tampering

  • Interference With A Dead Body

Call us today at 763.323.6555 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights if you've been charged with obstruction.


One who: (1) escapes while held pursuant to a lawful arrest, in lawful custody on a charge or conviction of a crime, or while held in lawful custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act; (2) transfers to another, who is in lawful custody on a charge or conviction of a crime, or introduces into an institution in which the latter is confined, anything usable in making such escape, with intent that it shall be so used; (3) having another in lawful custody on a charge or conviction of a crime, intentionally permits the other to escape; (4) escapes while in a security hospital; or (5) escapes while on pass status or provisional discharge is guilty of criminal escape. 

Fleeing a Police Officer

Whoever by means of a motor vehicle flees or attempts to flee a peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty, and the perpetrator knows or should reasonably know the same to be a peace officer, is guilty of a crime.

Warning of Police Investigation

Whoever, having knowledge that a subpoena has been issued, and with intent to obstruct, impede, or prevent the investigation for which the subpoena was issued, gives notice or attempts to give notice of the issuance of the subpoena or the production of the documents to a person is guilty of a crime in Minnesota.

Witness Tampering

One engaged in harming or otherwise threatening a witness, hoping to influence his or her testimony, is guilty of witness tampering in the State of Minnesota.

Interference with a Dead Body

Whoever interferes with the body or scene of death with intent to mislead the coroner or conceal evidence is guilty of  a crime in Minnesota.

Obstruction of Justice Attorneys Lawyers Minneapolis

It is important to act promptly after you’ve been arrested or charged with obstruction of justice. The sooner you involve an attorney, the better able we will be to gather evidence, interview essential witnesses and to address other important elements of your case. Call our law firm now for a free consultation with one of our experienced Minnesota obstruction of justice defense attorneys: 763.323.6555.

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Serving Clients Statewide

Our Minnesota obstruction of justice defense lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.

Contact the Brown Law Offices, P.A. by e-mail or call 763.323.6555 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Minneapolis, Minnesota, obstruction lawyer.

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