Resisting Officer Without Violence to His or Her Person
Resisting Arrest without Violence is a first degree misdemeanor (punishable by up to a year in jail and not more than $1000 fine). Most people incorrectly believe that "resisting" refers to some sort of physical act. It does not. The police may charge you for Resisting Arrest without Violence even if you simply fail to obey an officer's lawful command. Some officers add on this charge when they arrest someone for Disorderly Conduct or Disorderly Intoxication as a way of strengthening the prosecutor's case against the person arrested. This is why it is so important to hire a criminal defense lawyer who can defend you against unfair allegations.
If you or a friend or family member were arrested for Resisting Arrest without Violence, regardless of whether the crime allegedly occurred in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, Mims, or anywhere else in Brevard County, Florida, Contact me to immediately schedule your free consultation.