The experienced and aggressive Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor will fight for you if you have been arrested for Resisting without Violence in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda. Resisting without Violence is a very common charge in Southwest Florida. Whenever a uniformed officer orders you to do something that they are legally allowed to order you to do and you do not comply with their order they can arrest you for Resisting without Violence. The most common examples of behavior that results in charges of Resisting without Violence are acts done while someone is being placed under arrest or is about to be placed under arrest such as running from the police or refusing to put your hands behind your back. Resisting without Violence is a subjective charge – it is the officers view of the situation that informs their opinion that you were willfully not cooperating. There are typically many defenses for a charge of Resisting without Violence. Contact a Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorney from Viacava & Cantor immediately if you have been arrested for Resisting without Violence.
Resisting without Violence is a first degree misdemeanor and as such it is punishable by a maximum of one year in jail. Resisting without Violence is statutorily defined as knowingly and willfully resisting, obstructing or opposing any officer in the lawful execution of any legal duty. In order to successfully defend yourself on a Resisting without Violence charge it is extremely important that you hire an attorney with extensive experience defending people who have been accused of Resisting without Violence. When it’s your word against the word of an officer (or multiple officers) it behooves you to have an experienced criminal trial lawyer from Viacava & Cantor in your corner.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Resisting without Violence cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.