Resisting an Officer — Louisiana


Resisting an officer is the intentional interference with or opposition to an individual acting in his official capacity to make an arrest or seize property or to serve any court order when the offender knows or has reason to know that the person is acting in his official capacity.   The statute is located at La. RS 14:108.  This offense is a misdemeanor.

The penalty for this offense is a fine of not more than $500.00 or be imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.


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If you’ve been arrested for Resisting an Officer in the New Orleans area you need to speak with a Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible! Visit Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter’s profile for more information.

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