N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.23
Tampering with a juror in the second degree


Mentioned in

‘Watch him closely’: Alleged Jury-Tampering in the Murdaugh Trial

Public.Law Reports, September 5, 2023

“In other states: the broadest approach that's been taken is to criminalize communication made with the intent to influence a juror … the ‘communication-plus-intent’ approach.”
 
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A person is guilty of tampering with a juror in the second degree when, prior to discharge of the jury, he:

1.

confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any payment or benefit upon a juror or upon a third person acting on behalf of such juror, in consideration for such juror or third person supplying information in relation to an action or proceeding pending or about to be brought before such juror; or

2.

acting on behalf of a juror, accepts or agrees to accept any payment or benefit for himself or for such juror, in consideration for supplying any information in relation to an action or proceeding pending or about to be brought before such juror and prior to his discharge. Tampering with a juror in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.

Source: Section 215.23 — Tampering with a juror in the second degree, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/215.­23 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 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:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 215.23’s source at nysenate​.gov

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