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21-5908. Witness or victim intimidation; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5909 and 21-5910, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Civil injury or loss" means any injury or loss for which a civil remedy is provided under the laws of this state, any other state or the United States;

(b) "victim" means any individual:

(1) Against whom any crime under the laws of this state, any other state or the United States is being, has been or is attempted to be committed; or

(2) who suffers a civil injury or loss; and

(c) "witness" means any individual:

(1) Who has knowledge of the existence or nonexistence of facts relating to any civil or criminal trial, proceeding or inquiry authorized by law;

(2) whose declaration under oath is received or has been received as evidence for any purpose;

(3) who has reported any crime or any civil injury or loss to any law enforcement officer, prosecutor, probation officer, parole officer, correctional officer, community correctional services officer or judicial officer;

(4) who has been served with a subpoena issued under the authority of a municipal court or any court or agency of this state, any other state or the United States; or

(5) who is believed by the offender to be an individual described in this subsection.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 133; July 1, 2011.


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