Sometimes getting arrested is frustrating and oftentimes people unintentionally take a step back, start running or pull away from the arresting officer. Any movement that could be taken as an attempt to obstruct an arrest can constitute the criminal charge of resisting arrest with or without violence. Law enforcement unlawfully charge people with resisting arrest all the time.
Oftentimes, the incident leading to the resisting arrest charge and the resisting is caught on video surveillance or cell phone and this evidence can be used to prove your innocence. Sometimes, we can hold law enforcement accountable for their unlawful behavior by filing complaints or civil lawsuits. Law enforcement should not be permitted to use their power for an unlawful purpose. Remember, oftentimes law enforcement will be the only witnesses to these crimes.
Don't let law enforcement's lies and overzealous conduct ruin your life. We can help. Contact The Wiseman Law Firm immediately for a free consultation. If you are charged with resisting, you will likely also be charged with another crime which caused you to be arrested. It is important to fight the other charge aggressively and can lead to the resisting charge, and sometimes both charges, getting dismissed.
Not obeying verbal commands, concealing evidence, refusing to stand up, refusing to leave or putting hands behind your back and giving invalid identification to any officer, may form the basis for a resisting without violence charge in Florida. A resisting arrest without violence charge is a first degree misdemeanor whereas resisting arrest with violence is a third degree felony.
If you are found guilty of a first degree misdemeanor you can face up to a year in jail, 1 year probation and a $1,000 fine. If you are charged with a third degree felony, you may face imprisonment up to 5 years, 5 years of probation or a $5,000 fine.
It is imperative you hire a knowledgeable criminal attorney immediately to defend your charges. You need a lawyer who has experience defending these charges and who is willing to go to trial if needed to defend your rights.
The Wiseman Law Firm works day in and out to fight for our clients’ constitutional rights. We have years of experience in this field. We will review every aspect of your case, leave no stone unturned, and zealously represent you.
We represent people all across Orlando, Tampa, Kissimmee, Disney area, Miami, Jacksonville, Seminole County, Orange County, UCF area, Windermere. Contact us immediately so we can help aggressively defend you.
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