California Penal Code 69

If you are facing charges for resisting an executive officer, you may be best served by contacting a skilled criminal defense legal professional. Violating Penal Code 69 can be a misdemeanor or felony offense. Obtaining representation from an experience attorney at the outset of your case may increase your likelihood of success.


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PC 69 Defined


According to California Penal Code 69, when you intentionally use threat or violence or actually use force to delay, obstruct or resist an Executive Officer, you are guilty of this penal code. Examples of an Executive Officer include police officers, judges, or even defense attorneys. It is an upgraded offense from the Penal Code 148, since you would have used force or threat to resist an arrest.


In order to prosecute for Orange County offenses, the state has the burden to prove you are guilty of:


  • Intentionally and unlawfully resisting or obstructing an officer with threats
  • Using force or violence to resist an arrest.


Penalties for Those Guilty of CPC 69


The penalties or punishment for Resisting an Executive Officer depend on a number of factors including criminal history and the conditions surrounding the offense. Resisting an EO can be filed under (felony or misdemeanor), and those found guilty can face:


  • Felony – 16 months -3 Years in the California State Prison and a maximum $10,000
  • Misdemeanor – Up to 1 Year in the Orange County Jail and a maximum $10,000 fine


If you are facing Resisting an EO charges, speaking with an attorney may help. An experienced criminal attorney will use the evidence available to help prove your innocence. If you are serious about obtaining a not guilty verdict or have your case dismissed, retaining the services from a skilled legal professional can make a huge difference. CallĀ (888) 250-2865 today or fill out our contact form to get top notch assistance from attorneys with a history of success.

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