Resisting / Flight involving a Law Enforcement Officer

Resisting an Officer in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.108, the following statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:

Definition of Resisting an Officer

While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of one of the above charges a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant intentionally interfered with, opposed, or resisted to, or obstructed an individual acting in his official capacity and authorized by law to make a lawful arrest, lawful detention, or seizure of property or to serve any lawful process or court order when the defendant knows or has reason to know the person arresting, detaining, seizing property, or serving process is/was acting in his official capacity.

As is clear by the charges listed above, the Louisiana Legislature has categorized the charges of resisting or flight by the means and the risk associated.

Possible Penalties for Resisting or Flight

The possible penalties for Resisting or Flight in Louisiana differ greatly based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from a fine to incarceration with hard labor for 5 (five) years.

Potential Defenses to Resisting or Flight

A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of intent, lack of knowledge, or authorization.

Lawrence Law Firm has recently achieved results such as these for clients like you:   

Recent Case Results

  • A Call taken by Mr. Lawrence on New Year's Eve resulted in a commercially licensed driver's citation for speeding in a construction zone being reduced to a non-moving violation. Read On

  • A young man was interviewed by police after having been stabbed in the shoulder and threatened that if he spoke with police the assailant would "kill him." The victim gave the police Mr. Lawrence's client's name (referred to as Mr. S.) as the person who stabbed and threatened him. A warrant was i... Read On

  • Over 5 years before the arrest of our client (referred to by their initials EC), law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance. After speaking to a mother and daughter who state they were victims in a fight started by EC, they identified EC by name only to the officers. Officers ran the nam... Read On

 

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