Resisting an Officer

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Resisting an Officer occurs when someone uses force of violence to resist against a peace officer when they are trying to do their job. Resisting is the act of actively opposing, withstanding, or being firm against a proposed action. An executive officer is an officer in the executive branch of government.

Being charged with resisting arrest or resisting an officer carries still penalties, including up to one (1) year in jail. It is important to hire a Fierce Advocate, if you are facing resisting charges in Oklahoma to fight your case and hold the government to its burden before you are found guilty.

Oklahoma Statutes

The statute for Resisting an Officer is OKLA. STAT. tit. 47 § 268 which states that “Every person who knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, any executive officer in the performance of his duty, is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Resisting an Officer in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:

1) knowingly;

2) by the use of force or violence;

3) resisting;

4) a peace or executive officer;

5) in the performance of his or her official duties.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #6-51.

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with Resisting an Officer in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

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