N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.17
Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree


A person is guilty of intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree when, other than in the course of that criminal transaction or immediate flight therefrom, he:

1.

Intentionally causes serious physical injury to another person for the purpose of obstructing, delaying, preventing or impeding the communication by such other person or another person of information relating to a criminal transaction to any court, grand jury, prosecutor, police officer or peace officer or for the purpose of compelling such other person or another person to swear falsely; or

2.

Intentionally causes serious physical injury to another person on account of such other person or another person having communicated information relating to a criminal transaction to any court, grand jury, prosecutor, police officer or peace officer. Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree is a class B felony.

Source: Section 215.17 — Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/215.­17 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

215.00
Bribing a witness
215.05
Bribe receiving by a witness
215.10
Tampering with a witness in the fourth degree
215.11
Tampering with a witness in the third degree
215.12
Tampering with a witness in the second degree
215.13
Tampering with a witness in the first degree
215.14
Employer unlawfully penalizing witness or victim
215.15
Intimidating a victim or witness in the third degree
215.16
Intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree
215.17
Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree
215.19
Bribing a juror
215.20
Bribe receiving by a juror
215.22
Providing a juror with a gratuity
215.23
Tampering with a juror in the second degree
215.25
Tampering with a juror in the first degree
215.28
Misconduct by a juror in the second degree
215.30
Misconduct by a juror in the first degree
215.35
Tampering with physical evidence
215.40
Tampering with physical evidence
215.45
Compounding a crime
215.50
Criminal contempt in the second degree
215.51
Criminal contempt in the first degree
215.52
Aggravated criminal contempt
215.54
Criminal contempt
215.55
Bail jumping in the third degree
215.56
Bail jumping in the second degree
215.57
Bail jumping in the first degree
215.58
Failing to respond to an appearance ticket
215.59
Bail jumping and failing to respond to an appearance ticket
215.60
Criminal contempt of the legislature
215.65
Criminal contempt of a temporary state commission
215.66
Criminal contempt of the state commission on judicial conduct
215.70
Unlawful grand jury disclosure
215.75
Unlawful disclosure of an indictment
215.80
Unlawful disposition of assets subject to forfeiture

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 215.17’s source at nysenate​.gov

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