Resisting An Officer

Resisting an Officer

Resisting an officer is a crime that carries some very undesirable penalties. In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to knowingly resist, by the use of force or violence, any executive officer in the performance of his duty. If you are facing a criminal charge of resisting an officer, this article may be of interest. Additionally, feel free to contact our office for an initial consultaton regarding your case. We help people in the Oklahoma area who are facing criminal charges.

Punishment for Resisting an Officer in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 268

Resisting an officer in the performance of his duty is a misdemeanor. As there is no punishment listed in the statute, the general punishments may apply.

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 6 – Crimes Against the Executive Power
Section 268 – Resistance to Executive Officer’s Performance of Duty

Every person who knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, any executive officer in the performance of his duty, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 1 – Preliminary Provisions
Section 10 – Punishment of Misdemeanors – Generally

Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by this chapter or by some existing provisions of law, every offense declared to be a misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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