If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for resisting or obstruction you will need aggressive representation. The attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel can provide this representation for you by calling 407-218-6277.
Resisting Arrest Without Violence is a violation of Florida Statute 843.02. Resisting arrest without violence is usually charged when there is no injury or threat of injury to the officer. The most common examples are when you refuse to put your arms behind your back or if you run away when the cops tell you to come and speak with them. To prove a resisting charge, the State must show that you:
- Resisted, obstructed, or opposed any officer
- While they were performing a legal duty or executing process
- And that you did so without offering to do violence to the officer.
Resisting is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
Obstruction is charged under Florida Statute 843.04. The most common form of obstruction is giving a false name to avoid arrest. To prove obstruction the State must show you disguised yourself in some way in an attempt to hinder law enforcement. Obstruction is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
Whether you are charged with resisting arrest without violence or obstruction, the State views your charge as an offense against a cop. The State is very reluctant to drop these charges, even if the situation was a simple misunderstanding. You need aggressive lawyers to fight these charges for you. Hire an aggressive attorney who will understand and fight for you.
Call the law office of Finebloom & Haenel today at 407-218-6277. We are available 24/7 to speak with you. Don’t wait1 Contact us now to discuss your defense.