Assaulting Resisting Obstructing Police Dismissed
Today our client left court as one happy man. He had been charged with drinking and driving as well as four felony charges for assaulting, resisting, and obstructing a police officer. Each assaulting, resisting, and obstructing an officer count carried a punishment of up 2 years in prison and a fine of $2,000.00.
The case was heard at the 14A District Court in Ann Arbor. Judge Simpson presided over the matter. Prior to the preliminary examination being held we were able to get the Washtenaw County Prosecutor to dismiss ALL of the felony counts. Our client pled to the DUI and one misdemeanor and walked out of court. He gave Attorney Boria a big hug. He was thrilled not to be marked a felon for the rest of his life.
Assaulting, Resisting, and Obstructing a Police Officer
MCL 750.81d makes it a felony for anyone to assault, batter, resist, obstruct, or oppose a police officer performing his or her duties. This offense is commonly referred to as R & O or resisting and obstructing.
The penalties for this felony range from as little as two years all the way up to 20 years depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.
As a side note, remember, it is legal to resist an illegal stop. It doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested it just means that you have a defense to present to the jury.
Resisting and Obstructing Lawyer
Because of the result criminal lawyer, Aaron J Boria obtained today our client will not be considered a felon. Obtaining a job or special licenses will be considerably easier for our client, or possible for that matter, because of todays result.
If you are facing resisting and obstructing charges, felony charges, or any charge for that matter, contact criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation (734) 453-7806.