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Charges of resisting arrest come with serious penalties. Of course, matters are made worse because these charges are rarely filed on their own. If you have been charged with this crime, it is because of the actions you took while being arrested for another crime.

Resisting can mean a lot of things. In fact, the word resisting is up to what the police officer wants it to be. A case occurred in Orlando where a guy was having a fight with his girlfriend, and he got aggravated and started running in and out of traffic. The police told him to get out of the street so he wouldn't hurt himself or interfere with traffic. He refused, and sat down in the middle of the street. He was a danger to himself and to other people, so the cops arrested him.

Resisting Arrest With Violence Charges in Florida

Charges of resisting arrest with violence are typically filed because you allegedly used violence in your attempt to evade arrest. If you are accused of attacking a police officer in the process of resisting, you may also be charged with assault or battery on a law enforcement officer.

The Consequences of Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest with violence is an extremely serious charge. Florida law classifies this as a third-degree felony. This is a charge that is often added onto another charge, as you were allegedly resisting an arrest due to another matter. If you are convicted of resisting with violence, you will have a felony on your criminal record and could face the following punishments:

  • Prison Time: Up to five years
  • Probation: Up to five years
  • Monetary Fines: Up to five years

Get an Experienced Defense Team On Your Side

Our Orlando criminal lawyers have the experience to defend against multiple charges, including resisting arrest with violence, attacking the most severe first in our pursuit of a positive outcome. The fact that you attempted to resist your arrest does not change the fact that you deserve a second chance, and we are here to help you get it.

Schedule a free case review with our lawyers for help with you resisting arrest with violence charges. Contact us online or call us at 407-228-3838. We are available anytime, day or night.

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