There Are Options If You Are Charged With Striking A Police Officer
Whenever the victim of a crime is a law enforcement officer, prosecutors will be aggressive in pursuing a guilty verdict. Prosecutors will be less likely to negotiate lesser charges or reduced penalties. This makes it all the more important to choose an experienced attorney if you have been charged with a crime like battery on law enforcement.
It is also important to understand that the crime of battery on law enforcement is defined very broadly. Under Florida law, battery can be any intentional touching or striking of a police officer. The physical contact does not necessarily even have to cause harm to the police officer. Simply pushing a law enforcement officer can result in a battery charge.
At The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando, we know that these are serious charges that require aggressive criminal defense representation. We come to these cases with more than 10 years of experience and a willingness to go to trial to protect our clients’ rights.
Resisting Arrest With Violence Or Resisting Officer Without Violence
The charge of battery on law enforcement is similar to the charge of resisting arrest with violence. Like battery, resisting arrest is loosely defined. Anyone who resists a lawful command by a police officer or resists arrest may be charged with this crime. Like battery, it is serious and can result in life-changing consequences.
Self-Defense And Other Defense Strategies
While the odds may seem against you, defense strategies are available and our lawyers are well-versed in all of them. For example, if the police officer used excessive force in an attempt to arrest you and you were simply defending yourself, your actions may be justified. We will carefully investigate the situation to determine the most appropriate defense strategy.
Learn More About Battery Defense
If you have been accused of battery on a police officer or assault on law enforcement, call us at 407-999-8982 or send us an email to find out how we can take action on your behalf. All inquiries sent by email go directly to one of our lawyers.