Disobeying Police Orders And Your Rights
Being stopped by police, whether while driving, walking down the street or on your own property, can be a scary, nerve-wracking experience. Unfortunately, without even realizing it, a police officer may interpret your actions as breaking the law.
In Georgia, it is important to understand what acts an officer may interpret as disobeying police orders. At Hirsch Criminal Defense in Atlanta, experienced criminal defense attorney Matt Hirsch can help you understand your rights and fight any unnecessary charges that you are facing.
Call the firm today at 404-919-7096 to schedule a consultation and learn how he can help.
Police Rely On Vague Laws To Arrest You
Georgia has many laws giving police rights to stop you and charge you with obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct or resisting arrest if they feel you are disobeying them or hindering their work. A police officer may use the following actions as a basis to arrest you:
- Running from a police officer when asked to stop
- Refusing to allow a search of your person, home or car
- Declining to identify yourself
- Refusing to answer questions
In Georgia, if police have reasonable suspicion that you are involved in criminal activity, they can stop you and ask you to identify yourself. If you are stopped while driving, you also need to provide identification.
Otherwise, remember that you have the right to remain silent. You also do not have to consent to a search of your home or vehicle without a warrant. Let attorney Hirsch handle the rest. He will look into the details of your arrest and determine if police violated your rights and, using evidence he uncovers, he will fight to have charges reduced or dismissed, when possible.
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Attorney Hirsch is dedicated to protecting the rights of every client who comes through the doors. He uses his experience and knowledge of criminal law to protect your freedom and your future.