12th Aug 2015
An obstruction of justice charge in Florida can constitute very different things depending on the case. Usually obstruction is alleged because law enforcement has been frustrated by the alleged actions of the accused. There may be a very fine line between constitutionally permitted freedoms of speech versus criminal obstruction of Justice. A verbal challenge to law enforcement is not necessarily a violation of the law. A criminal defense attorney in Broward County can expertly evaluate the merits of such an allegation.
Many common forms of obstruction of justice deal with resisting an officer. This may be because the suspect distrusts police or is confused about his or her rights. However, citizens are usually required to follow the lawful directive of law enforcement personnel. Facing a charge of resisting a police officer does not require the defendant to be violent. Likewise, a defendant can face obstruction-related charges if he or she flees a police officer during a traffic stop.
A criminal defense attorney in Broward County can expertly evaluate the merits of such an allegation.