Resisting Arrest with Violence offenses give law enforcement officers broad
discretion to arrest individuals who forcibly resists them in their official
duties. Both Federal and Florida law include heavy fines and severe criminal
penalties, including potential mandatory/minimum sentences of up to 25
years and maximum potential sentences of up to LIFE. Mr. Petruzzi has
represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation
for, Resisting Arrest With Violence offenses by both Federal and State
authorities. His experience and knowledge serves as an invaluable asset
to his clients.
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Federal Resisting Arrest with Violence offenses are investigated and prosecuted
by various agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ATF, ICE, IRS, Secret Service,
Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice. Some common
Federal Statutes criminalizing Resisting Arrest with Violence include:
18 USC Sec. 111 –
(a) In General. — Whoever -
(1) forcibly assaults, resists, opposes, impedes, intimidates, or interferes
with any person designated in section 1114 of this title while engaged
in or on account of the performance of official duties; or
(2) forcibly assaults or intimidates any person who formerly served as
a person designated in section 1114 on account of the performance of official
duties during such person's term of service,
shall, where the acts in violation of this section constitute only simple
assault, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year,
or both, and where such acts involve physical contact with the victim
of that assault or the intent to commit another felony, be fined under
this title or imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.
(b) Enhanced Penalty. — Whoever, in the commission of any acts described
in subsection (a), uses a deadly or dangerous weapon (including a weapon
intended to cause death or danger but that fails to do so by reason of
a defective component) or inflicts bodily injury, shall be fined under
this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
Florida Resisting Arrest with Violence offenses are investigated and prosecuted
by various State and Local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida
Statutes criminalizing Resisting Arrest with Violence include:
843.01 Resisting officer with violence to his or her person.—
Whoever knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes any officer
as defined in s.
943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9); member of the Parole Commission or
any administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission; parole
and probation supervisor; county probation officer; personnel or representative
of the Department of Law Enforcement; or other person legally authorized
to execute process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful
execution of any legal duty, by offering or doing violence to the person
of such officer or legally authorized person, is guilty of a felony of
the third degree, punishable as provided in s.
775.083, or s.