According to the Boston Herald, an MBTA bus driver has been charged with felony obstruction of justice under MGL c. 268, § 13B.
On Sunday May 18, 2014, an MBTA bus was involved in an accident in Newton Massachusetts. The crash left the front-end of the bus hanging over the westbound lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Today, the bus driver was charged with obstruction of justice. According to an MBTA spokesman, “police allege she misled investigators by not being cooperative.”
In the legal field, MGL c. 268, § 13B is commonly referred to as the witness intimidation statute. While ‘witness intimidation’ may conjure an image such as threatening a witness, the statute is extremely broad in scope. Among the conduct prohibited by the statute is misleading ‘a person’ during an investigation.
An experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer will examine the statements, or as it appears in this case, the lack of statements that are the basis for the misleading police charge. A top Boston Criminal Defense Attorney will analyze the facts to determine whether the silence or lack of statements could be the source of misleading an investigator.
A skilled Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer knows every person has a right to remain silent that is guaranteed under the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article XII of the Massachusetts Declaration of rights.
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