There is a legal difference between the charges of Resisting an Officer Without Violence (a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by 364 days in jail) and Resisting an Officer With Violence (a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison). The officer has to have been executing a lawful legal duty to have a basis for either charge.
The charge of Resisting an Officer is usually an add-on charge, which means that an officer throws this in on top of other existing charges. Sometimes, it is the officer’s last-ditch effort to find something to charge someone with. Most people don’t even realize that the charge was added. Even if prosecutors can be convinced that the resisting charge is without merit, they are hesitant to dismiss the charge because they work so closely with officers as part of their job.
Sometimes it’s the slightest thing that will trigger a resisting charge, such as:
The bottom line is, if the officer was upset or frustrated with you, he or she may have it out for you. Don’t let a bogus charge by fabrication or exaggeration ruin your future. Having an experienced Hollywood obstruction of justice attorney by your side is important. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers know how to talk to prosecutors so that they can comfortably talk to the officers.
We can begin with your case as soon as you schedule a free consultation when you call (954) 860-8434!
If you have been accused or being investigated for disguising yourself with intent to obstruct justice with the intent to intimidate, hinder, or interrupt any officer or other persons enacting his or her legal duties, your charges will be under obstruction of justice by disguised person. Under Florida law, this obstruction of justice charge is categorized as a first-degree misdemeanor that is punishable by up to one year in jail. This charge usually comes up when you give the officer the wrong name. Many times, however, clients are just giving the officer an alias or a nickname, not knowing that this is actually a crime. The good news is, there are defenses that our Hollywood criminal defense lawyer can raise on your behalf to clear your name.
Another form of obstruction of justice is tampering. This happens when a person meddles or interferes with a criminal investigation in an attempt to change the course of the proceedings.
The two types of tampering include:
When the state or federal government prosecutes, they often need witnesses to prove its case. If you interfere, they will come after you in full force. Don’t go about this time alone. Our Hollywood criminal defense attorney has always sided with the accused and we are ready to fight for you aggressively to obtain the results that you want and deserve.
Call the obstruction of justice lawyers at Fischer Redavid PLLC for a free consultation today!