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Category: Resisting Arrest


JUNE  29 2017
Resisting Arrest: How to Act When Stopped By a Florida Officer
Resisting Arrest: How to Act When Stopped By a Florida Officer
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More and more, we hear news stories of people getting charged with resisting arrest, but what exactly does it mean to resist arrest?

 

Let’s look at an example of a Florida man who was arrested for resisting arrest after a traffic stop last month.

 

Just after midnight, a police officer saw a man leave a motel without stopping before pulling out into the road. The officer stopped the Chrysler Sebring and asked the Lakeland man for his license multiple times.

 

The man supposedly refused to give the officer his license because he wanted to know why he …

SEP. 2 2016
Your Rights When Resisting Arrest in Florida
Your Rights When Resisting Arrest in Florida
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When an officer confronts you, regardless of the situation or how innocent you are of any wrongdoing, you will likely feel intimated, nervous and uncertain as to how to react.  Further, when an officer is trying to arrest you for a crime that you did not commit, your understandable anger may reasonably motivate you to resist the officer.

 

But, if you act on these feelings by resisting the officer’s commands, you may find yourself in even more trouble – and you might be charged with additional crimes.

 

This doesn’t necessarily mean that those charges will lead to convictions, …