impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court
The crime of preventing or attempting to prevent officers of the law and court from accomplishing their duties. Specific activities include attempting to bribe, intimidate, or influence jurors, witnesses, or officers of the court; interfering with police when they are in pursuit of a criminal suspect; and concealing or destroying evidence.
All unlawful acts committed with intent to prevent or hinder the administration of justice, including law enforcement, judicial, and correctional functions. Examples include contempt, perjury, bribing witnesses, failure to report a crime, and nonviolent resisting of arrest.