Resisting an Officer Without Violence Lawyer
Resisting Without Violence Is Defined in Florida Statute Section 843.02
Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any [law enforcement or probation] officer or other person legally authorized to execute process . . . In the lawful execution of a legal duty, without offering or doing violence, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree . . .
Resisting an Officer without violence is generally charged in addition to another crime. The most common scenarios involve noncompliance to police authority, tensing up during an arrest, giving false information to law enforcement, evading police when there is a reasonable suspicion that you are involved in criminal activity.
Penalties for Resisting an Officer Without Violence
Resisting without violence is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor. If you have been charged with this offense you could be sentenced up to 1 year in the county jail, up to 1-year probation and/or $1,000 fine.
Defenses to Resisting an Officer Without Violence
- Involuntary reactions
- Illegal arrest or detention
- Excessive police force
- Lack of knowledge of officer status
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