What is Obstruction of Justice? - Definition, Punishment & Examples

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In order for there to be a charge of obstruction of justice, _____ must be underway.

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of obstructing justice?

2. The level of offense for the crime of obstruction of justice _____ the original crime.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about obstruction of justice. The quiz requires you to recognize when obstruction of justice has occurred.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • What must be underway for a charge of obstruction of justice
  • Examples of obstruction of justice
  • The relationship between the original crime and obstruction of justice
  • The penalty for obstructing justice
  • Definition of a legal proceeding

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about obstruction of justice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the penalty for obstructing justice and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what's required for a charge of obstruction of justice

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled What is Obstruction of Justice? - Definition, Punishment & Examples. Here's a quick glance at topics in this lesson:

  • An overview of obstruction of justice
  • Scenarios where obstruction of justice occurred
  • Different types of interference
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