Resisting an officer without violence (also known as obstructing justice) is an extremely common misdemeanor charge that police officers often use to demonstrate their authority and/or gain control over a situation. Police officers often time use a disorderly conduct charge in a similar way. Many people arrested for resisting an officer without violence feel that they have done nothing wrong and have difficulty understanding why they were arrested. It is not uncommon for a person arrested for resisting an officer without violence to say that they were just asking the officer a question and were then put under arrest (a related but different charge is the felony offense of resisting an officer with violence). An experienced Miami resisting without violence attorney from our firm will strive to minimize the effects and ramifications of a resisting without violence charge to allow you to put the case behind you and move on with your professional and personal lives.
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Our firm has significant experience in defending resisting charges and has represented numerous clients charged with this offense. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with resisting with violence, it is critical to consult with an experienced Miami resisting without violence attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. You need the counsel of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome.
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843.02 Resisting officer without violence to his or her person.–Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9); member of the Parole Commission or any administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission; county probation officer; parole and probation supervisor; personnel or representative of the Department of Law Enforcement; or other person legally authorized to execute process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful execution of any legal duty, without offering or doing violence to the person of the officer, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. History.–s. 2, ch. 3276, 1881; RS 2581; GS 3501; RGS 5386; CGL 7525; s. 1, ch. 63-433; s. 1, ch. 65-226; s. 3, ch. 67-2207; ss. 20, 33, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1035, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 2, ch. 78-116; s. 21, ch. 79-3; s. 27, ch. 79-8; s. 6, ch. 85-87; s. 41, ch. 88-122; s. 2, ch. 88-373; s. 51, ch. 88-381; s. 43, ch. 89-526; s. 209, ch. 91-224.
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