Failure to Comply: Oklahoma City, OK: Martino Law FirmPolice Officers maintain a high degree of authority and power in our society. Often times they abuse that power, unfortunately. However, if a police officer makes a lawful demand of a person to discontinue an unlawful action, or if he request assistance in the execution of his duties, you could be rquired to obey or face criminal penalties.
A violation of this type is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of $500.00
Many times, police will abuse this power and charge an individual who has done nothing illegal just because the officer believed the conduct was disrespectful. Although unfortunate, it is a reality in today's society.
I can help you if you've been accused of failing to obey. I can put pressure on the DA's office and the police to dismiss an unwarranted violation. If appropriate, I will take your case to trial to tell your side of the story.