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Obstructing an officer without violence-dismissed

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense

Date:
Oct 31, 2012

Outcome:
Case Dismissed

Description:
The Defendant was stopped for illegal window tint. After allegedly smelling marijuana, the Officer ripped the Defendant from her vehicle and handcuffed her. The Defendant was accused of resisting her arrest. The Defense filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that the Officer’s actions amounted to an unlawful detention and therefore the Defendant was justified in resisting. The State did not contest the motion to dismiss and the charge was dismissed.