Resisting without violence is a criminal offense related to obstructing justice. In Florida, this is most often a misdemeanor charge and involves resisting, obstructing or opposing any type of peace officer who is attempting to carry out his or her legal duty. The person resisting would not have attempted or succeeded in doing any bodily harm to the peace officer. For this reason, it can be difficult for a person accused of resisting without violence to determine exactly what they did to resist arrest or otherwise interfere with law enforcement.
If you have been charged with resisting without violence, it is important that you consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. You will likely face this criminal charge along with whatever offense you were arrested or questioned for.
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A person accused of resisting without violence may claim that they simply asked the officer a question or wanted to find out more about what was going on before getting arrested or taking into the police station for questioning. They may feel that the officer was trying to demonstrate his or her authority by charging them with resisting without violence. It may be that you have been wrongfully accused of this offense. A Florida criminal defense lawyer can help you by investigating the circumstances of your arrest and determining whether a situation was blown out of proportion by an over-zealous officer.
At Musca Law our attorneys have the experience and resources to conduct a full-fledged investigation into your charges and determine how to best represent your interests. We work together as a team and utilize our over 100 years of combined legal experience to provide higher quality representation – even in the face of the most serious charges.
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