RESISTING ARREST / RESISTING AN OFFICER CHARGES
Section 843.01, Florida Statutes, addresses resisting an officer with violence. In order to prove the offense, the State must demonstrate the offense beyond a reasonable doubt by the following:
1. The Defendant knowingly and willfully resisted, obstructed, or opposed the officer by offering to do harm to him/her, or actually doing violence to him/her.
2. At the time the officer was engaged in the execution of a legal duty.
3. At the time the victim was an officer.
Section 843.02, Florida Statutes, addresses resisting an officer without violence, which is very similar to the above regarding the elements of proof, but with less resistance.
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