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Obstruction of justice is the interference of work by investigators, police, or government officials. Obstruction of justice charges have penalties that vary based on the extent of the damage that is done by the interference. If you or a loved one has been charged with obstruction of justice or resisting arrest, it is important that you seek the help of a qualified and committed Duluth obstruction defense attorney.

Fighting Obstruction Charges

There are common types of obstruction of justice charges. They are:

  • Escape
  • Falsely reporting a crime
  • Witness tampering
  • Resisting arrest
  • Interference with a body

There are two sides to every story and things aren’t always what they appear to be. It is important to let the facts be known to reach the right conclusion in the case. You need a chance for your story to be heard.

If convicted of the maximum charge, obstruction can lead to up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines. For felony obstruction, the penalty is up to 6 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Guidance Through Resisting Arrest Charges

While resisting arrest may not seem as serious as obstruction, it comes with criminal penalties. A person convicted of resisting arrest can receive a sentence of 90 days in jail and a $700 in fine. If resisting with force, the sentence is one year in jail and $3,000 in fines. Even if you feel that resisting is not a serious offense or that there is no way to effectively fight the charges, an experienced defense attorney can make a difference.

Strategic Criminal Defense

At Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A., we will ensure your defense is strategically crafted based on facts and the law so that you can be given the right outcome. The right outcome in a case can be a reduction in charges, case dismissal, or acquittal if the case goes to trial. With an experienced, focused, and committed Duluth obstruction defense lawyer helping you, there is a chance that you can move on with your life much sooner.

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The legal team at Andrew, Bransky & Poole, P.A. consists of Timothy Andrew, Aaron Bransky, Jane C. Poole, and Andrew T. Poole.

Timothy Andrew and Jane C. Poole handle union labor law and employee benefit matters. Tim has been practicing law in Minnesota since 1992 and focuses on Northeastern Minnesota. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Tim. Jane has been practicing since 2010 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. Jane has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.

Aaron Bransky has been practicing law since 1989, and before that, he clerked for two federal judges, so he has seen the law from several perspectives. His specialties encompass many practice areas, including estate planning, elder law, medical assistance planning, probate, business, and real estate. He is your go-to at the firm if you have needs in any of these areas. Aaron has been recognized many times as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Since 2010, Andrew T. Poole has been a practicing attorney in Duluth, Minnesota. Over that time, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DWI charges to theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, murder, and more. He understands the importance of building a defense strategy as soon as possible, fighting to ensure your rights are protected, and ensuring no corners are cut by law enforcement. He has represented defendants in jury trials in both Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, including every courthouse along Minnesota’s North Shore. Andrew has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.