You could be facing an obstruction of justice conviction if you have interfered with any sort of police work. This can include work being done by the state and federal police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors or any other government officials. If you have been accused or arrested for obstruction of justice, contact Samson Law Firm today. We will work on your behalf to clear your name and ensure that this criminal offense does not end up on your permanent record.
Instances of Obstruction of Justice
There are many instances that could warrant an obstruction of justice arrest. Some of the cases we handle include, but are not limited to the following:
- If you have attempted to escape from a police officer
- If you have been involved in a police chase or fled from an arresting officer
- If you have resisted arrest
- If you have falsely reported a crime
- If you have threatened a subject of investigation
- If you have prevented an investigation with threats or blackmail
- If you have withheld information from the police
- If you have withheld documents during an investigation
- If you have provided false evidence to the police
- If you have tampered with evidence
- If you have tampered with a crime scene
- If you have attempted to destroy or destroy documents during an investigation
- Concealing a weapon used in a crime
There are a number of different defense strategies one can take when facing an obstruction of justice arrest. We will assess your situation to determine which the best defense strategy to take is. In many instances the whole situation could be a big misunderstanding. In other instances you may be completely innocent but just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Do not risk a criminal conviction.
When you have been confronted by a police officer you are most likely feeling intimidated and nervous without having done anything wrong. You will most likely want to do everything and anything to resist an arrest and walk away. Police officers know this and can sometimes use this power to trick you. If you have been arrested and would prefer to remain silent, then this is your right. Refusing to speak to a police officer is not an obstruction of justice. This is your legal right.
Obstruction of Justice Conviction
Often an obstruction of justice will result from another arrest such as drinking while driving, assault or white collar criminal investigation. Because of this, you can expect an obstruction of justice to cost you anywhere from $700 to $10,000 in fines. Resisting an arrest is one of the more common obstruction of justice crimes we see which is considered a gross misdemeanor offense. You could be facing up to $3,000 in fines and/or one year in prison.
Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer
Do not let an obstruction of justice arrest turn into a criminal conviction. Our “Minnesota Assault Defense Lawyers” represent clients throughout Minnesota including the Twin Cities of St Paul & Minneapolis. Also serving Woodbury, Roseville, Richfield, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Maplewood, Maple Grove, Lakeville, Edina, Eagan, Coon Rapids, Burnsville, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Bloomington, Blaine, Apple Valley, Anoka, St Cloud, and Mankato.
Contact Judith A. Samson Attorney at Law for your free initial consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 612-333-8001.