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In Florida, Resisting Arrest with Violence is a serious charge that is vigorously prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney. If you have been accused of Resisting Arrest with Violence (Resisting an Officer with Violence), contact an experienced Jacksonville Criminal Attorney to discuss your legal options. For information on misdemeanor resisting, please visit our Resisting an Officer Without Violence web page.
Under Section 843.01, Florida Statutes, it is a criminal act to knowingly and willfully resist, obstruct, or oppose any law enforcement officer by committing a violent act towards the officer or “offering” to commit a violent act.
To prove the crime of Resisting Arrest With Violence in Florida, the prosecution must establish the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
Florida law classifies Resisting an Officer with Violence as a third degree felony, with penalties of up to five years in prison and $5,000 fine.
There are multiple defenses available to challenge a resisting without violence charge in Jacksonville. Common defenses can include the following:
For a more detailed discussion of the defenses available in a Florida Resisting With Violence case, see our Jacksonville Resisting Arrest Attorney web page, or view our sample Resisting Arrest Motion to Dismiss web page.
Resisting Arrest with Violence is a charge requiring a serious defense effort to avoid a conviction or to minimize potential penalties. If you have been accused of Resisting Arrest or Resisting an Officer With Violence in Jacksonville, Florida, contact an experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorney to discuss your legal options. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients.
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