Obstruction of Police Justice / False Information to Police Officer

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iStock 000013271437Small 1 300x300 Obstruction of Police Justice / False Information to Police OfficerHave you been charged with Obstructing a Police Officer/ Police Investigation, Obstruction of Justice, False Information to a Police Officer regarding the commission of a crime?  Lying to a police officer often can have serious consequences.  If a police officer is conducting an investigation of a crime that is punishable by law, lying to the police officer can be punishable even if your intent is good, meaning you meant to protect your friend or family member. In Michigan, if you are charged with Obstructing a Police Officer / Police Investigation, it is a misdemeanor.  The laws in each jurisdiction vary, however the common penalty is up to 1 year incarceration and/or a $1,000 fine should you be convicted.  A conviction will create a criminal record, which you must disclose to potential employers, state licensing boards, and of which could carry licensing sanctions. The prosecutor will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you willfully and knowingly provided false information to a police officer regarding the other person’s crime.

If you have been charged with Obstructing a Police Officer / Police Investigation, Obstruction of Justice, or False Information to a Police Officer regarding the commission of a crime, it is very important to contact a qualified criminal defense attorney.  Remember, judges have a tremendous amount of discretion when imposing your punishment.  Without us, or another competent attorney, you may say or do the wrong thing, increasing your punishment.  For this reason, looking for an attorney who practices in the county where you were violated is particularly helpful.  That said, we regularly practice in the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Lapeer, Livingston, Washtenaw, Genesee, and St. Clair.  For more information about False Report of Crime, or to retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. Obstruction of Police / Justice | False Information to Police Officer

Why hire us?

One of the greatest advantages of hiring our firm is the connections we bring to the process.  Typically we know the prosecutor and the judge, allowing us to anticipate the judge’s reactions, understand how the prosecutor will want to proceed, and to negotiate the best deal for our clients in efforts of removing as much uncertainty from the process as possible.  For this reason, looking for an attorney who practices in the county where you were violated is particularly helpful.  That said we regularly practice in the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Lapeer, Livingston, Washtenaw, Genesee, and St. Clair.

Even if you are arrested for a new crime, Garmo & Kiste, PLC will fight for a dismissal of the new charges, or to ensure that the new sentence runs concurrently with (and not consecutively after) the probation sentence.

Let us help you navigate the Court system’s rough waters, and keep you out of jail.  For more information about False Report of Crime, or to retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. Obstruction of Police / Justice | False Information to Police Officer

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