In the state of Georgia, an “obstruction of justice” may be filed against you when it is alleged that you knowingly and willfully obstructed or hindered a law enforcement officer, prison guard, correctional officer, juvenile probation officer, game warden, or other official in the performance of their duties. A person who resists, obstructs, or opposes such an official may be facing either misdemeanor or felony charges, with both fines and jail time imposed as punishment. Ensure you have a qualified, experienced criminal attorney to protect your rights if accused of this crime. At Wallack Law, we can help.
At Wallack Law, our approach to these cases involves a thorough investigation into the facts in the case. Our early involvement in your defense is vital; many cases could be dismissed before progressing any further once the truth about what occurred is revealed. We offer our clients:
If you have been accused of obstruction of justice in state court, you are at risk of facing various penalties, including:
A charge of obstruction of justice can also be filed in federal court, a very serious matter. Under Title 18, US Code Chapter 73, a wide range of actions could result in felony charge of obstruction of justice being filed against you, including but not limited to the following:
Depending upon what is alleged to have occurred, you could be facing up to ten years in federal prison. Several federal laws apply to these charges and the penalties imposed, including prison time and fines, are reflected in each section of the law, all listed in US Code Chapter, 73, Obstruction of Justice, from sections § 1501 to § 1521.
If you have been charged with this crime, either in state or federal court, it is imperative that you have legal representation familiar with the court system, experienced in developing effective defense strategies, and who is committed to protecting your constitutional rights. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact our firm in Atlanta. You may have been charged with this crime if it is alleged that you committed any of following acts:
If you or a loved one is facing charges of obstruction of justice, there are two sides to the story, and we want to hear yours. You may have a valid case for dismissal. The first step is to call Wallack Law for a free initial case consultation.