What is Resisting an Officer Without Violence in Florida?

In Florida, Resisting and Officer Without Violence is a first degree misdemeanor. In addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can receive up to 1 year in county jail.

 

To prove the crime of Resisting Officer without Violence, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

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  1.  The Defendant resisted, obstructed, or opposed the victim.

  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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