Obstruction of Justice
Obstruction of justice occurs when a defendant prevents an officer, juror, judge, or other person from doing their legal duty, either by assault, deception, or other means. In any criminal case, the accused will want to resist and fight against conviction, which can lead to additional charges of obstruction of justice. Our Michigan criminal defense lawyers defend the rights of clients throughout investigation and trial, and help those accused of obstruction of justice fight for their freedom.
Michigan Defense Attorney Representing Clients Obstruction Cases in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Throughout Michigan
The criminal defense team at Grabel & Associates is recognized for their ability to consistently achieve great results in tough criminal cases, and we objectively defend clients no matter what the details of their cases. Our Michigan criminal defense attorneys respect our clients, and work to establish attainable legal goals, while keeping clients’ best interests in mind throughout the criminal justice process. If you have been charged with obstruction of justice after impeding police efforts to arrest you, or if you are facing obstruction charges on top of an existing criminal case, contact our skilled lawyers now. We understand the strategies that will be effective throughout investigation and in criminal courts, and will work with you to answer all your legal questions and help guide you through the actions you should take. Ensure your rights are protected after an obstruction of justice charge; contact a Michigan criminal defense attorney now.
Obstructing Justice in Michigan
According to the Michigan Penal Code, obstructing, assaulting, wounding, or endangering a police officer, judge, parole officer, prosecutor, court employee, medical examiner, or another person involved in the criminal justice process is a serious felony offense. Obstruction not only includes physical assault or harm, but can include threats, or simply failing to obey a lawful command.
While obstruction of justice is a serious accusation, some don’t take it seriously because they never intended to obstruct an officer or disobey commands. Sometimes, things said during investigation can be misconstrued as threats, while questioning police or prosecutor requests because information was presented in a confusing way can lead to allegations of failing to obey a command.
If you have been charged with obstruction of justice, contact a Michigan criminal defense attorney right now. Our team will help you fight back against aggressive police and prosecutors who will be working to convict you.
Criminal Penalties for Obstructing Justice or Resisting Arrest in MI
According to Section 750.479 of the Penal Code, assaulting, obstructing, or threatening a medical examiner, parole or probation officer, judge, prosecutor, court officer, or any other officer attempting to serve their lawful duties can result in felony conviction. If convicted of obstruction of justice, you could face imprisonment for up to 2 years and a fine of as much as $2,000. If your obstruction or assault causes injury, serious bodily harm, or death, you could be imprisoned for 4 to 20 years and face fines of $5,000 to $20,000.
In addition, you can still be charged with additional laws violated through this same offense. If you have been accused of interfering with an officer or failing to obey a legal command, contact our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys now.
Our Approach to Obstructing Justice Charges Michigan
Interfering with a police officer, resisting an officer, or obstructing justice through any other means is a serious accusation, and anyone facing obstruction charges should contact a talented lawyer as soon as possible. When you have allegedly interfered with an officer, there are many details to look at before making a judgment in your case, and our attorneys will ensure every aspect of your situation comes to light either in pre-file or trial stages of your case.
Our work both inside and outside the courtroom has effectively assisted clients statewide in obtaining beneficial outcomes in even the most difficult cases. We investigate every detail of your arrest and the charges you face, and will expose any rights violations, unlawful search and seizure, probable cause for arrest, or other issues which could help you obtain an acquittal, dismissal, or reduced charge. If you are already facing another criminal charge, work with the best possible attorney to ensure you understand how different laws will interact and affect your case.
Our attorneys are recognized for their work in criminal cases statewide over the past decade, and we have proven our skills throughout Michigan. Contact Grabel & Associates now to benefit from dynamic defense strategies that will be effective in your case.
Contact Scott Grabel for Obstruction of Justice Defense
Our law firm is available 24/7 to begin working with you in your case, and you can call us toll free from anywhere in Michigan now and speak with an experienced analyst about your obstruction of justice case. Call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online. Ask to set up a free case consultation with founding attorney Scott Grabel, and benefit from over a decade of legal knowledge that will help you throughout your case. We are here to help you stand up to police and prosecuting attorneys, and will fight for your best interests no matter what charge you face.