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Downers Grove Obstruction of a Peace Officer Defense Lawyer

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving DuPage County, IL

The courts in DuPage County take crime against police and peace officers very seriously. When you are facing prosecution for an obstruction of a peace officer criminal offense, you need the experienced legal team at the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Call an experienced DuPage County defense attorney at 630-472-9700 for a free consultation. We have successfully defended clients charged with obstruction of a peace officer throughout the Chicago area.

What Can Happen if Caught Obstructing Authorities

Illinois law calls for a mandatory minimum sentencing provision if you are convicted of obstructing a peace officer. If you impede the act of service or delay the fulfillment of duties of a peace officer, i.e. a police officers, corrections officers, or firefighters, you could be subject to a Class A misdemeanor offense. And under certain circumstances, felony charges can be brought against you. Prosecutors can be very tough on obstruction offenders because it involves public service personnel as victims. There is low tolerance for offenders; especially if there are aggravating circumstances involved.

In many obstruction charges, parole is taken off the table and a conviction may lead to jail time and substantial fines. Often obstruction charges also involve resisting arrest charges, which compound your penalties. Obstruction can come about more easily than one thinks. You can be charged with obstruction for failure to comply with an officer's order to move your car when impeding traffic or for blocking a fire firefighter from putting out a fire. Charges can easily escalate and you need an attorney to help protect your rights.

Call a DuPage County Police Officer Obstruction Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with obstruction of a peace officer or any criminal charges in DuPage County, contact a skilled Elmhurst IL criminal defense attorney at the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Call 630-472-9700 for a free initial consultation. We offer effective and affordable representation in Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, DuPage County, Cook County and surrounding areas.

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