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Charged With Resisting Arrest?

Resisting Arrest in Miami, Florida

Miami Criminal Lawyer

Resisting arrest is an offense that involves resisting or obstructing a law enforcement officer in any way who is making or attempting to make an arrest. This may include any parole officer, county probation officer, representative or personnel in law enforcement, or other individual who is legally authorized to make an arrest.

If you were arrested for a criminal offense, there is the possibility that you may face resisting arrest charges as well. You may have stopped to ask the law enforcement officer a question or may have been confused or frustrated about what was occurring.

But did your actions actually constitute resisting arrest? At times, we have found that clients have faced resisting arrest charges even when this was not truly warranted.

Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Florida

  • Resisting arrest without violence or injury to the law enforcement officer is a first degree misdemeanor and may be punishable by up to 12 months in county jail, a fine of $1,000, or both.
  • Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person is a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both a fine and imprisonment.

No matter the specific circumstances of your resisting arrest charges, it is important that you consider discussing the situation with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

An experienced attorney with the resources to handle your case can accurately assess the matter for you and then protect your rights to help you avoid a conviction and the possibility of imprisonment and heavy fines.

Charged with resisting arrest in Miami?

Contact Miami criminal lawyer Michael Mirer today if you would like a free consultation regarding your charges. Resisting arrest may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony in Florida, and you may be facing additional imprisonment on top of whatever other criminal charges you may be facing.

Attorney Michael Mirer can defend your rights in the face of your resisting arrest charges as well as your other criminal charges, if any.

Call the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today or fill out a free case evaluation form to learn about your defense options.

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