Alaska Statutes.
Title 11. Criminal Law
Chapter 56. Offenses Against Public Administration
Section 900. Definitions.
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AS 11.56.900. Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "improperly influence a witness" means to cause or induce a witness to

(A) testify falsely, offer misleading testimony, or unlawfully withhold testimony in an official proceeding;

(B) avoid or attempt to avoid legal process summoning the witness to testify in an official proceeding, regardless of whether legal process has issued;

(C) be absent from an official proceeding to which the witness has been summoned; or

(D) engage in conduct described in AS 11.56.610 ;

(2) "judicial officer" means a supreme court justice, including the chief justice, a judge of the court of appeals, a judge of the superior court, a district court judge, or a magistrate;

(3) "juror" means a person who is a member of an impanelled jury or a person who has been drawn or summoned to attend as a prospective juror;

(4) "physical evidence" means an article, object, document, record, or other thing of physical substance;

(5) "testimony" means oral or written statements, documents, or other material that may be offered by a witness in an official proceeding;

(6) "witness" means

(A) a witness summoned or appearing in an official proceeding; or

(B) a person who the defendant believes may be called as a witness in an official proceeding, present or future.

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