posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by PsykoOps
"Interfering or "obstruction" can only be used when there is significant efford to mess with the cops. Such as standing in way, physically
touching them or getting on their face. So we know this whole charge is based on a lie to begin with. "
Nope.. There is zero in the statute about "messing with the cops", more like "Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any officer". Withholding
evidence is 'obstructing' as far as the law goes. You don't have to like it, I dont, but understanding how cops surgically contort arrestable
statutes is the key to defending/protecting yourself.
If you feel the police are lying or making poop up.. prove it in court and you're a free man, until then you are rarely ever going to win a curbside
legal debate with a uniformed expert.
Cops dont always care if you get charged, rarely actually.. especially a dime a dozen misdemeanor "COC"/attitude pinch (COC = Contempt Of Cop). I'd
be willing to say cops know 90% of the time a COC pinch won't get filed.. but so what?.. dude went to jail, did a few hours of 'local time' and now
has an "arrest record".. on top of that.. cops got the video they wanted.
Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose 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; county probation officer; parole and probation supervisor; 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, without offering or doing violence to the person of the officer, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.