Michigan Criminal Law: Assaultive Crimes; Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer

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If the cop, in their lawful duties, orders that a person perform an act, and if they refuse to do so, the accused individual could be charged with several different possible offenses.

The possible charges vary significantly depending on the alleged acts involved. A common charge in Michigan is resisting and obstructing a police officer, with it’s varying felony penalties, as noted under the Michigan Complied Laws “MCL” 750.81d.

However, it gets even more complicated if an alleged vehicle is involved. That could be a source of additional charges depending on the alleged circumstances.

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For information on Assault Causing Great Bodily Harm, click here.
For information on Assault With Intent to Commit Murder, click here.
For information on Felonious Assault, click here.
For information on Domestic Assault & Battery, click here.
For information on Interference with an Electronic Communications Device, click here.
For information on Assault and Battery (Misdemeanor), click here.
For information on Assault by Strangulation, click here.

Anyone charged, of course, is presumed innocent. The prosecutor would need to prove the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt if the matter proceeded to trial. Simply because a person is charged does not mean that ultimately, they will be convicted.

If you need specific legal advice for your particular circumstances, I encourage you to privately consult with a lawyer. Circumstances may vary significantly. If you need specific legal advice, please privately consult with a lawyer.
If you are charged with an offense and cannot afford to pay for your own defense, the court may appoint you an attorney payable at the public’s expense. You have a right to counsel.