The shock of being arrested tends to naturally lead one to want to resist arrest. It is unlawful for you to interfere with the officer’s attempt to conduct an arrest. This interference is not just limited to physical means but also deceptive means, including taunting or providing an officer with false information. See Florida Statute 893.02
In the State of Florida, an officer is empowered to arrest you if they observe that you have committed a crime, have probable cause to believe that you did, or have a valid warrant. They also have the right to use force to overcome your resistance.
Resisting arrest charges are in addition to the original criminal charges and are a serious legal matter that if found guilty, can lead to incarceration. If you have been charged with resisting arrest, contact us today for afree confidential initial consultation to learn how we can help defend you and protect your rights.