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Obstruction of Justice

Have you been charged with the obstruction of justice? If so, then you need to understand exactly what it is that you are facing and how best to deal with it. There are numerous things which may be charged as the obstruction of justice, and the penalties are complex and can vary.

So it is very important to obtain an experienced attorney to help educate and prepare you to fight against your charges.


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Miami Obstruction of Justice Defense Lawyer

One such attorney is South Florida criminal attorney Evan A. Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman has a wealth of experience and as a former prosecutor, he has the unique advantage of understanding both sides of the criminal justice system, unlike most other attorneys. He can utilize that advantage in your defense.

If you were charged with obstruction of justice and you are unsure of your options, call The Hoffman Firm at (305) 249-0090. You can schedule a free consultation with a defense attorney with years of experience defending clients in and out of the courtroom.

This firm operates out of Miami-Dade County and offers service to clients in surrounding areas.


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Obstruction of Justice Information Center

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What Is Obstruction of Justice?

Obstruction of Justice is defined under Florida code 843.02 as:

Restricting, obstructing, or opposing any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1-9); 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.

There are very many ways in which something can be considered as obstruction of justice, but it generally involves someone who has obstructed or attempted to disrupt the actions of law enforcement, criminal court personnel, government agencies, or any other related individuals or agencies.

Some specific examples of obstruction of justice are:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Altering/stealing evidence
  • Fleeing and eluding police
  • Interfering with an investigation

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Obstruction of Justice Penalties in Florida

Penalties for obstruction of justice depend on the particular nature of the offense and range from a misdemeanor to felony charges. Some of these penalties include five (5) years, 30, or even life imprisonment depending on the circumstances of the offense.

For example, a person may be found guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083 if he or she obstructs justice without doing violence to the officer.


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More Resources for Obstruction of Justice

Online Sunshine- Chapter 843 of Florida’s legislative code provides a full description of obstruction of justice and the varying categories for this offense.

The Florida Senate- Search Florida’s site for full statutes on obstruction of justice.


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The Hoffman Firm Miami-Dade County Obstruction of Justice Defense Lawyer

Obstruction of justice is considered as a very serious crime and the penalties can be stiff. If you are facing charges obstruction of justice, you need to take the time to contact an attorney and let them appraise your particular case and advise you as to your best defense strategy.

Criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman and his team understand the complexities involved in handling cases involving the obstruction of justice. Give The Hoffman Firm a call today at (305) 249-0090 and they will schedule a free consultation with you.

This Miami firm also serves those in North Miami, Palm Beach, and surrounding areas.


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Client Reviews
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"I found myself in an unfortunate situation. A fried gave me Evan' s personal number and we spoke for over an hour. I felt so reassured and grateful for his time. Needless to say I write this review with great pleasure. A call to thank evan would not be justified as I want anyone who ever finds themselves in my situation to know who to call. Thank you evan I cannot say enough good things about you." Alexander
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Mr. Hoffman was able to get my offenses reduces to a lesser degree. His fees are one of the lowest that I could find for the type of representation that I required. If I ever need to be represented by an attorney I would surely use Mr. Hoffman again. C. Wright
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