Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Hinder, Obstruct, Resist Police

The following are misdemeanor hinder, obstruct, resist police offenses that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code:

98.06.01  Hinder, Obstruct or Resist Police. No person shall willfully obstruct, resist, hinder or oppose any police officer, animal control officer, communication supervisor, police service aide or any other peace officer in the legal performance of his or her duties.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.06.02  Hinder Police by False Identification.  No person shall make misrepresentations as to his or her identity, whether by statement, through the use of false, forged, or altered identification or in the use or presentation of identification of another, with intent to hinder or obstruct any police officeranimal control officer, communication supervisor, police service aide or any other peace officer in the legal performance of his or her duties.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.06.03  False Statement or Report to Police.  No person shall willfully make any false statement or report to any police officer, animal control officer, police service aide or peace officer in the performance of his or her duties, with the intent to mislead the peace officer or obstruct an investigation.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.06.04  Falsely Summon Public Services.  No person shall summon the police department, fire department or any public or private ambulance without good reason.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.06.05  Injure Police Dog.  No person shall willfully or knowingly torture, torment, beat, kick, strike, injure, disable or kill any dog used by the City of Troy Police Department or interfere with or meddle with any police dog in the performance of its duties.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense related to hindering, obstructing, and/or resisting the police in Troy, Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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