Resisting A Police Officer — Louisiana


Louisiana Law Resisting an Officer — La R.S. 14:108

Resisting an officer is the intentional interference with, opposition or resistance to, or obstruction of 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 offender knows or has reason to know that the person arresting, detaining, seizing property, or serving process is acting in his official capacity.


Flight by one sought to be arrested before the arresting officer can restrain him and after notice is given that he is under arrest.

Any violence toward or any resistance or opposition to the arresting officer after the arrested party is actually placed under arrest and before he is incarcerated in jail.

Refusal by the arrested or detained party to give his name and make his identity known to the arresting or detaining officer or providing false information regarding the identity of such party to the officer.

Congregation with others on a public street and refusal to move on when ordered by the officer.



Whoever commits the crime of resisting an officer shall be fined not more than $500 or be imprisoned for 6 months, or both. 


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If you have been arrested for resisting an officer in the New Orleans area, contact criminal defense attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter.


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