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In Florida, the biggest difference between resisting arrest with violence and resisting arrest without violence is that resisting arrest with violence is a felony while resisting arrest without violence is a misdemeanor.
For an individual to be charged with resisting arrest without violence the following criteria must be met:
If it is alleged that the individual used violence during the course of resisting the officer then the person can be charged with resisting arrest with violence which is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in state prison. If you are facing resisting arrest charges, it is crucial that you contact Quinn Law, PA as soon as possible so that Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. can work to ensure that you are facing misdemeanor instead of felony charges.
Common Defenses for Resisting Arrest and Obstruction Charges
Police often improperly charge individuals with obstruction and resisting arrest. An aggressive and experienced attorney can fight to get these charges dismissed. Common defenses to resisting arrest an obstruction include:
If any of the above applies to your case then Attorney Quinn will fight to get your charges dismissed. To schedule a case evaluation with a criminal defense lawyer who has forged a reputation for being aggressive in cases of police misconduct, contact the Ft. Lauderdale office of Quinn Law, P.A. at (954) 463-0440.