What is Resisting an Officer with Violence in Florida?

In Florida, Resisting an Officer With Violence is a third degree felony. In addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can receive up to 5 years in state prison.

To prove the crime of Resisting Officer with Violence, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

 

  1. The Defendant knowingly and willfully resisted, obstructed, or opposed the victim by offering to do violence to him/her or by doing violence to him/her.

  2. At the time, the victim was engaged in the execution of legal process or lawful execution of a legal duty.

  3. At the time, the victim was an officer or a person legally authorized to execute process.

  4. At the time, the Defendant knew the victim was an officer or a person legally authorized to execute process.

 

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