According to a federal indictment, a Broward County elementary school teacher now faces charges of corruptly obstructing an official proceeding after she allegedly tipped off the target of a drug trafficking sting. The accused, 31-year-old Porsha Session, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
According to Local 10 News, Session learned about the drug trafficking sting through her relative, a detective who was assigned to the case. The indictment indicates that a confidential informant involved in the operation had to be removed because Session made several calls to a target of the sting and revealed that an informant was providing information to authorities and that the target was being monitored. Session was released on bail after posting a $260,000 bond.
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About 18 U.S. Code § 1512
Title 18, Part I, Chapter 73 of the U.S. Code outlines the crimes that constitute obstruction of justice in the United States. Pursuant to 18 U.S. Code § 1512, it is illegal for a person to impede, influence, or obstruct an official proceeding, or attempt to do so. As previously mentioned, a conviction for this offense could come with up to 20 years in prison. Further, a convicted offender may be required to pay a steep fine.
What Should I Do If I Am Facing Charges for Obstruction of Justice
If you are facing charges related to obstruction of justice, your first call should be to a criminal attorney. It is imperative that your lawyer can begin investigating your case and identifying possible defense strategies as soon as possible. Over time, evidence that could support your defense may disappear or become unavailable. Also, your attorney may be able to help you avoid mistakes that could harm your defense such as making misguided statements to authorities.
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