Orlando Obstruction of Justice Lawyers

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Charged with Obstruction of Justice in Orlando, FL?

How To Beat an Obstruction of Justice Charge in Orlando

Maybe you refused to respond to the police upon questioning. Maybe you let a friend hide from the police after the commission of a crime. In some cases, you might be facing an obstruction of justice charge, but you did not do anything unlawful.

In other cases, you very well may have, knowingly or unknowingly. In Florida, a slew of acts can result in an obstruction of justice charge. Some of them seem innocent enough, while others are obvious.

It is important to remember that you have the right to defend yourself in Orlando; it is your U.S. constitutional right. At Panella Law Firm, we believe strongly in constitutional rights and use our legal resources and knowledge to ensure yours are upheld

Contact our criminal defense lawyers by using our online form or calling us at 407-233-1822 to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Us?

If you have been charged with obstruction of justice, you must work with our Orlando, FL, obstruction of justice attorneys. We can provide you with the strong defense that you deserve. Some of the reasons why you should partner with Panella Law Firm include the following:

  • Experience: We have unparalleled experience representing people charged with various crimes, including obstruction of justice. We understand what does and does not constitute obstruction of justice, and we will apply the law to the facts of your case, putting you in a situation for a favorable outcome.
  • Prior case results: While we can provide you with quality legal representation, we also encourage you to look at our previous case results. We have a long track record of success for prior clients, and we are confident we can do the same for you.
  • Client reviews: We also encourage you to look at what our previous clients have to say. We are entirely transparent about our client reviews and readings because you need to learn more about what to expect from us by reading those reviews.
  • Compassion: We believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we will listen to your case without judgment or reservation. We understand how stressful it is to face criminal charges of any kind, and we will treat your case with the care and compassion it deserves.
  • Legal guide: We will also act as your legal guide. We know there is a lot of legal jargon, but you have rights. You have the right to a strong defense and will have an easier time putting forth that solid defense when you understand what is going on. That is why we will explain everything to you in a way that you can understand.

For all these reasons, rely on our obstruction of justice lawyers in Orlando if you face criminal charges.

How We Can Help You

There are plenty of ways that an obstruction of justice attorney from our office can help you if you are facing criminal charges. Some of the ways we can help you include the following:

  • Review evidence: You have the right to see the evidence that will be used against you, and we can file Discovery motions to review that evidence, which we can use to put forth a strong defense.
  • Suppress evidence: There might be situations where we can get evidence thrown out. For example, there are some situations where the policeman did not have probable cause to search your vehicle, which could allow us to discard that evidence.
  • Call on witnesses: We can also call on witnesses who can testify on your behalf and support your version of the events. This could convince a jury that there is reasonable doubt.
  • Negotiate: We can negotiate a plea deal to a lesser charge, depending on the nature of your case. We could even get your case thrown out entirely.
  • Trial preparation: There are some situations where taking your case to trial with the assistance of a skilled trial lawyer might be beneficial. If that is the case, we will make sure that you are prepared, keeping you as comfortable as possible.

These are just a few of the many ways we can help you if you partner with us. If you are facing an obstruction of justice charge, call us as soon as possible to schedule a case consultation.

How To Beat an Obstruction of Justice Charge in Orlando

Obstruction of justice charges in Orlando should not be taken lightly. The consequences of a conviction can be severe. The way to beat a charge is through thorough investigative work, strategic criminal defense planning, and ongoing negotiation.

We want to know what happens if you have been charged with an obstruction of justice crime. We will investigate the matter thoroughly to identify any misunderstandings and mistakes made by the police or other law enforcement officials.

Remember, they make mistakes; if they do, we will uncover them. Some common errors involve violations of your constitutional rights. For example, they may have unlawfully questioned you or unlawfully arrested you. If any officer infringed upon your rights, we may be able to file a motion to suppress evidence that resulted from the violation.

At Panella Law Firm, we are strategic thinkers. We craft smart criminal defenses for the best outcome in your unique situation. You may have a valid defense depending on the specific charge. Some defenses are:

  • Lack of intent: Most obstruction of justice charges require the element of intent, and if you did not have that and the prosecutor cannot prove you did, they may fail in their pursuit. We will work to provide evidence that negates any suggestion of intent when appropriate.
  • First Amendment protections: Your acts may be protected under the First Amendment as free speech or the right to assemble peacefully. Again, this depends on the situation, but we will build a case partially based on this defense when it is applicable.
  • No obstruction: Where your conduct did not hinder a police officer’s ability to carry out their duties, there is no obstruction of justice. We can provide evidence, when applicable, that demonstrates this defense.
  • Double jeopardy: If you are charged with multiple offenses (like perjury, providing false information, or resisting an officer without violence), you can only be convicted of one if they all refer to the same act.
  • Self-defense: In some situations, you can use reasonable force to resist the use of excessive force inflicted upon you during an arrest, and with the advice of a self-defense attorney, you can use reasonable force to defend yourself against an officer’s unlawful action when , for example, they try to enter your home without a proper warrant.

The above are only a few defenses. Remember that the defense used in your case depends on the specific facts and circumstances and the charges laid against you. Also, remember that the State of Florida has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty.

Our obstruction of justice charge lawyers will work to create the doubt necessary to produce the best outcome for you. In some cases, the best result may be proving your innocence, while in other cases, it is a plea deal that we negotiate in your favor.

Contact our criminal defense lawyers at 407-233-1822 to schedule a consultation.

What Counts as Obstruction of Justice in Florida?

Florida Statute § 843 lists and describes each offense that could result in an obstruction of justice charge – and there are many. These charges are often related to other criminal charges that have already been filed.

Some of the most common forms of obstruction of justice charges in Orlando are:

  • Perjury.
  • Attempting to escape from police custody.
  • Resisting arrest.
  • Tampering with evidence.
  • Assaulting or battering a law enforcement officer.
  • Disobeying law enforcement.
  • Providing false information to law enforcement.
  • Interference with an official investigation.
  • Harassing a witness.

Sometimes these charges are founded on misunderstandings. That is why our attorneys for the obstruction of justice charge at Panella Law Firm do the due diligence to determine what happened and your actual intent to develop a strong defense.

Consequences Of an Obstruction of Justice Conviction in Florida

The criminal consequences of a conviction of obstruction of justice crime can be serious, but the extent of the penalties depends on the charge. Some charges constitute misdemeanor crimes, while others are felonies, requiring the expertise of a skilled felony lawyer to navigate the legal complexities.

Some carry long incarceration, while others may result in fines, fees, or community service. To know what you are up against, contact our obstruction of justice defense lawyers today.

FAQs Obstruction of Justice Attorney

A few of the most frequent questions that people ask us include:

Will I Go to Jail if I am Convicted of Obstruction of Justice?

There is a chance that you could go to jail if you are convicted of obstruction of justice. The exact penalty depends on the nature of the charge.

Can You Get My Charges Dismissed if I Partner with You?

Every case is different. We need to review the nature of the evidence against you before we decide how we want to move forward. There are some situations where we can get a case dismissed.

Do I Need to Call You Even if I am not Facing Criminal Charges?

If you know that you are being actively investigated for a crime, you should not wait to call us for a case consultation. The sooner we get involved, the easier it will be for us to Advocate on your behalf.

If I am Innocent, Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

You might think that the facts of the case are on your side, but you need to make sure the law is on your side as well. That is why you need to call us for a case consultation.

These may not be your only questions; our attorneys will discuss your specific concerns in your initial consult.

Talk to Our Lawyers for Obstruction of Justice Charges Today

Many of these obstructions of justice charges can be the result of actions done accidentally or in self-preservation. Whether you were wrongly charged or committed an act of obstruction (unknowingly or knowingly), Panella Law Firm can help set the record straight in the first instance and fight to obtain the best outcome in the second instance.

Contact our Orlando legal defense team at 407-233-1822, and we will talk about your options to beat an obstruction of justice charge.

Attorney Mike Panella

For Mike Panella, the concept of zealous advocacy developed at an early age – fueled by what he perceived to be an unjust resolution in a personal family legal matter. Mr. Panella would later attribute his passion to defend the rights of those who stand accused to those inequities in the legal system he observed, and considered unjust. Before opening Panella Law Firm, Mr. Panella served as an Assistant Public Defender for Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office and worked hundreds of cases in both Brevard and Seminole Counties. Mr. Panella was undefeated at trial. [ Attorney Bio ]

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