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Being found guilty of obstructing a law enforcement officer in Washington can come with a hefty fine, imprisonment, or both. Do not face these charges alone, contact Weber Law to help you!
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Washington Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer Charges and Penalties
What is Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer?
A person is guilty of obstructing a law enforcement officer if the person willfully hinders, delays, or obstructs any law enforcement officer in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties.
Law enforcement officer means any general authority, limited authority, or specially commissioned Washington peace officer or federal peace officer.
What is the Punishment for Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer?
Obstructing a law enforcement officer is a gross misdemeanor.
A gross misdemeanor can be punished by imprisonment for up to 364 days, or by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
As the punishment can vary so greatly, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an obstructing a law enforcement officer charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been cited for Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer, and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of obstructing a law enforcement officer, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending, and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of obstructing a law enforcement, including not knowing they were an officer, or not realizing you were obstructing. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage (if available), eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer on your record could potentially hurt future job offers, especially in the criminal justice system, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of obstructing a law enforcement officer in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 9A.76.020, Obstructing a law enforcement officer
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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