If you have been charged with resisting officer without violence in Florida, then you may have a defense. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about how to beat your resisting case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
Resisting an officer without violence in Florida is defined under Florida Statute 843.02. A person commits the crime of resisting an officer without violence when they knowingly and willfully resist, obstruct, or oppose a law enforcement officer engaged in the lawful execution of a legal duty.
Resisting an officer without violence is a first-degree misdemeanor, meaning you can be sentenced to up to one year in jail, or up to one year on probation and up to $1,000 in fines (you can also be sentenced to a jail sentence followed by probation but the total length of the sentence cannot exceed 1 year).
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for obstruction related offenses, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record, even if the conviction is for a misdemeanor.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with resisting an officer without violence in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.