Orlando Resisting Arrest Defense Lawyer
Aggressively Defending The Rights Of Those Charged With Resisting Arrest In Orlando And Central Florida
Resisting arrest is a somewhat nebulous charge. While the charge implies that a person has actively fought back against an officer and attempted to evade arrest, some law enforcement officers arrest people for resisting arrest simply because they feel that the individual has been difficult or uncooperative.
Resisting arrest charges are taken very seriously and can result in tough penalties. Resisting arrest charges may be a misdemeanor or felony offense. Resisting an officer with violence is a felony offense. Resisting an officer without violence is a misdemeanor offense.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest, contact the Orlando Resisting Arrest Defense Attorneys of LaBar Adams in Orlando, Florida. We defend clients throughout Central Florida against resisting arrest charges. If you have also been charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, DUI, assault or another criminal charge, we can provide a vigorous defense to those charges as well.
What Constitutes Resisting Arrest
Florida Criminal Code 843 makes it a crime to willingly resist, obstruct or oppose an officer in the performance of his or her lawful duties. If you fought back against an officer, failed to exit your car when requested to do so by an officer or failed to comply with another command by an officer, you could potentially be found guilty of resisting arrest.
What Are The penalties For Resisting Arrest In Florida?
The penalties that can be imposed upon you for a resisting arrest charge vary depending on the type of resisting arrest conviction:
- Resisting arrest with violence
- Resisting arrest without violence
Resisting an Officer without Violence - If you are convicted of resisting arrest without violence in Florida you may be facing:
- Up to One (1) year in jail
Resisting an Officer with Violence - If you are convicted of resisting arrest with violence in Florida you may be facing:
- Up to Five (5) years in prison
- Up to Five (5) years of probation
- Up to $5,000 in fines.
We Can Help
Our Orlando criminal defense lawyer has handled thousands of criminal cases. As skilled negotiator and trial lawyer, he is prepared to provide the strong defense you need. Whether your case is best resolved by trial, motion to dismiss charges or negotiated plea agreement, you can be confident that we will work diligently to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Our Orlando Resisting Arrest Defense Attorneys
Have you been charged with a resisting arrest in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida? If so, please contact us to discuss your case as soon as possible. Do not take a resisting arrest charge lightly. Call us at 1-866-680-4LAW (4529) or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and our Central Florida resisting arrest lawyer will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.