(1) A witness in any official proceeding, or a person who believes the person may be called as a witness, commits the crime of bribe receiving by a witness if the person solicits any pecuniary benefit with the intent, or accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit upon an agreement or understanding, that:
(a) The testimony of the person as a witness will thereby be influenced; or
(b) The person will avoid legal process summoning the person to testify; or
(c) The person will be absent from any official proceeding to which the person has been legally summoned.
(2) Bribe receiving by a witness is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §202]Section: Previous 162.235 162.240 162.245 162.247 162.255 162.257 162.265 162.275 162.285 162.295 162.305 162.310 162.315 162.320 162.322 Next
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