Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence — Louisiana

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Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence — La R.S. 14:108.2

 

A.  Resisting a police officer with force or violence is any of the following when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a police officer who is arresting, detaining, seizing property, serving process, or is otherwise acting in the performance of his official duty:

(1)  Using threatening force or violence by one sought to be arrested or detained before the arresting officer can restrain him and after notice is given that he is under arrest or detention.

(2)  Using threatening force or violence toward or any resistance or opposition using force or violence to the arresting officer after the arrested party is actually placed under arrest and before he is incarcerated in jail.

(3)  Injuring or attempting to injure a police officer engaged in the performance of his duties as a police officer.

(4)  Using or threatening force or violence toward a police officer performing any official duty.

 

Penalty

Whoever commits the crime of resisting an officer with force or violence shall be fined not more than$2,000 or imprisoned with or without hard labor for 1 to 3 years, or both.

 

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Legal Representation

If you have been arrested for resisting an officer, contact New Orleans criminal attorney for a consultation.

 

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