False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer (or Others): Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida Charge

A woman is pulled over in South Florida by a man impersonating a police officerLearning you’re facing a Falsely Impersonating a Police Officer charge in South Florida can be intimidating, but Rossen Law Firm is dedicated to providing premiere representation to protect your rights as fully as possible. We believe in empowering YOU with all the information you need to make the best decisions about your case and your future.

 

What is a False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer or Others Crime in Florida?

Impersonating a police officer is when someone pretends or acts as if they’re a police officer or identifies themself as an officer. The same is true when it comes to falsely impersonating someone else - essentially it is the act of representing that you are someone else (rather than yourself).

 

Legally speaking, the crime of Falsely Impersonating an Officer is committed when a person: Falsely assumes or pretends to be a law enforcement officer; and Takes it upon himself or herself to act as a law enforcement officer.

[FLA. STAT. § 843.08 (2019)]

 

CONSEQUENCES OF FALSE IMPERSONATION OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR OTHERS IN FLORIDA 

Falsely Impersonating an Officer is a third-degree felony in Florida and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.

 

Falsely Impersonating an Officer in the Commission of a Felony is a Second-Degree Felony in Florida, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and $10,000 in fines.

 

Falsely Impersonating an Officer in the Commission of a Felony is assigned a Level 4 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. A judge may sentence a person convicted of Falsely Impersonating an Officer in the Commission of a Felony to probation, but may also impose a prison sentence.

 

Falsely Impersonating an Officer in the Commission of a Felony which Causes Injury or Death is a First-Degree Felony in Florida and is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, 30 years of probation, and up to $10,000 in fines.

 

Falsely Impersonating an Officer in the Commission of a Felony Causing Injury or Death in Florida is assigned a Level 7 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code.

 

Unless there are grounds for a downward departure sentence, a judge is required to sentence a person convicted of Falsely Impersonating an Officer in the Commission of a Felony Causing Injury or Death to a minimum sentence of 51 months in prison, but may also sentence the person up to the statutory maximum of 30 years in prison.

 

FALSE IMPERSONATION OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR OTHERS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

If you’re facing a False impersonation of a police officer or other person charge in South Florida - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has a wide range of experience providing a compassionate and individualized approach to all sorts of obstruction of justice criminal charges - including false impersonation.

 

While criminal charges and legal situations may feel hopeless, many others have been where you are, and Adam and his team have helped them come out the other side successfully.

 

Give our office a call. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best action plan, and see what resources we have to help you and your case.

 

False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer or Others Defenses in Florida

  • Patently Ridiculous Personation: If a person’s portrayal of a law enforcement officer is so patently ridiculous, such as a person dressed up on Halloween, then the person’s conduct would not be considered criminal. If someone in this type of situation were arrested and charged, this could be used as a defense. 

Free False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer or Others Strategy Session in South Florida 

We’ve successfully handled a variety of theft charges and cases and are confident we can give you the personalized and aggressive defense you deserve to protect your rights. 

 

In fact, we even offer a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to get the best possible result for you and your case.  

 

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