OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
Obstruction of Justice, defined:
Who ever shall resist, obstruct or oppose a law enforcement officer in the lawful execution of any legal duty, without violence, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. If violence is alleged, the offense is elevated to a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Often a catch-all offense charged when a confused or agitated suspect decides not to cooperate with law enforcement who have made them the subject of their attention.
Our office has aggressively and successfully defended those facing obstruction of justice charges for over 30 years.