There’s a legal difference between the charges of Resisting an Officer Without Violence (a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by 364 days in jail) and Resisting an Officer With Violence (a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison). The officer has to have been executing a lawful legal duty to have a basis for either charge.
The charge of Resisting an Officer is usually an add-on charge; meaning, an officer throws it in on top of other existing charges. Sometimes, it is the officer’s last-ditch effort to find something to charge someone with. Most people don’t even realize that the charge was added. Even if prosecutors can be convinced that the resisting charge is without merit, because they work so closely with officers as part of their job, they are hesitant to dismiss the charge.
Sometimes it’s the slightest thing that will trigger the a resisting charge: tensing your arms, walking away, voicing your opinion, etc. Bottomline, if the officer was upset or frustrated with you, he or she may have it out for you. Don’t let a bogus charge by fabrication or exaggeration ruin your future. Having an experienced attorney by your side is important. Jordan Redavid knows how to talk to prosecutors so that they can comfortably talk to the officers.
Whoever, in any manner, disguises himself or herself with intent to obstruct the due execution of the law, or with the intent to intimidate, hinder, or interrupt any officer, beverage enforcement agent, or other person in the legal performance of his or her duty or the exercise of his or her rights under the constitution or laws of this state, whether such intent is effected or not, shall be guilty of obstruction by disguised person—a first-degreee misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
This charge usually comes up when you give the officer the wrong name. But many times, clients are just giving the officer an a.k.a or a nickname, not knowing that this is actually a crime. There are defenses that I can raise on your behalf, so call now and let me try and clear your name. (305) 938-9939.
I am only as good as the results I obtain for my clients – a truth that many lawyers hide from, but I embrace. My track record of dismissals, charge reductions, and, most of all, not guilty verdicts speak for themselves. But so, too, does my large family of satisfied clients and their loved ones.
Jury tampering: Any person who influences the judgment or decision of any grand or petit juror on any matter, question, cause, or proceeding which may be pending with intent to obstruct will be guilty of a felony of the third degree. The sanctity of our criminal justice system is not compromised easily, but when it is, the government will seek to punish those involved. Sometimes, even seemingly innocent conduct may be confused or misunderstood to be tampering.
Witness tampering: Witness tampering can encompass many actions. If you use intimidation or physical force, threaten or attempt to threaten another person with the intent to cause that person to, for example, withhold testimony, a record, document, or other object, from an official investigation or proceeding, that is witness tampering. Convincing (or attempting to convince) someone to alter, destroy, or conceal something with intent to prevent that item from being used in an official investigation or official proceeding is also witness tampering, as is trying to get a witness to not appear to testify.
When the (state or federal) government prosecutes, they often need witnesses to prove its case. If you interfere, they will come after you—full force. Don’t go about this time alone. Call Redavid Law, PLLC for a FREE consultation today. (305) 938-9939.
I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.
In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:
I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.
My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.
These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.
Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.
The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.
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