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Fort Lauderdale Resisting Arrest Attorney – With Or Without Violence

These charges typically go together with other charges, as usually an accused is charged with resisting an officer when fleeing from other criminal actions. If the accused is charged with Resisting With Violence, a 3rd degree felony, the officer would allege that the accused threatened or did violence against the officer while the officer was in his “lawful duties”, like attempting arrest. Resisting Without Violence, a misdemeanor, is typically charged when the accused runs from officers when told to stop, or braces his or her arms when the officer is attempting to arrest him.