Criminal Defense For Obstructing Justice By Giving False Name or ID Charges In Fort Walton Beach, Destin & Okaloosa County
Fla. Stat. §901.36 provides that it is a crime to knowingly give a false name or identification to a law enforcement officer upon being lawfully detained or arrested causing harm or damage to another. The penalties for this offense are pretty steep too.
There are four elements the State prosecutor in Okaloosa County must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant did in fact provide a false name and/or identification to an LEO and/or having an adverse affect on another:
- The Defendant must be lawfully detained or arrested by a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO).
- The Defendant falsely identified himself or herself to the LEO.
- At the time, the officer was acting within their duties under the law, pursuant to statutory authority.
- The victim was affected adversely by the unlawful use of the identification
If you or a family member has been arrested for obstructing justice giving a false name or fake ID to a police officer in Ft Walton Beach, Destin or anywhere else in Okaloosa County, call me at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation.