In Miami and Fort Lauderdale, often times when an altercation occurs with the police an individual will be arrested for Resisting an officer with violence. This crime is a third degree felony in Miami, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000.00 fine. If you are charged with resisting an officer with violence in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, it is imperative that you have a strong criminal defense lawyer on your side who knows how to challenge the police’s evidence and fight for your case. Often times, once a background investigation into the police officer’s history on the police force, it will be shown that the officer is known for using excessive force. At Gilbert and Smallman we have experience cross examining police officers on these types of issues. Contact us now to setup your free consultation in either downtown Miami or Fort Lauderdale with one of our criminal defense attorneys.
843.01 Resisting officer with violence to his or her person.–Whoever knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9); member of the Parole Commission or any administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission; parole and probation supervisor; county probation officer; personnel or representative of the Department of Law Enforcement; or other person legally authorized to execute process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful execution of any legal duty, by offering or doing violence to the person of such officer or legally authorized person, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
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