Bribe receiving by a witness.
(1) A witness or a person who has reason to believe he or she is about to be called as a witness in any official proceeding or that he or she may have information relevant to a criminal investigation or the abuse or neglect of a minor child is guilty of bribe receiving by a witness if he or she requests, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit pursuant to an agreement or understanding that:
(a) The person's testimony will thereby be influenced; or
(b) The person will attempt to avoid legal process summoning him or her to testify; or
(c) The person will attempt to absent himself or herself from an official proceeding to which he or she has been legally summoned; or
(d) The person will not report information he or she has relevant to a criminal investigation or the abuse or neglect of a minor child.
(2) Bribe receiving by a witness is a class B felony.
[1994 c 271 § 203; 1982 1st ex.s. c 47 § 17; 1975 1st ex.s. c 260 § 9A.72.100.]
| Finding -- 1994 c 271: See note following RCW 9A.72.090.|
Purpose -- Severability -- 1994 c 271: See notes following RCW 9A.28.020.
Severability -- 1982 1st ex.s. c 47: See note following RCW 9.41.190.