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Impersonating an Officer & Related Charges

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Before hiring an Impersonating an Officer Defense Attorney, what should I know about F.S. 843.08?

Florida law describes Falsely Impersonating an Officer as a crime that occurs

How Would a Falsely Impersonating an Officer Attorney Help Me with a charge: F.S. 843.08?
Falsely Impersonating An Officer, F.S. 843.08

When, “A person who falsely assumes or pretends to be a [State or Federal official] …”

The law defines an “officer” as anyone who works for, or on behalf of, the State of Florida, or the federal government, in an official capacity.

Examples of such officers include, but are not limited to, firefighters, sheriffs, deputies, the Florida Highway Patrol, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, fire or arson investigators, officers of the Department of Corrections, correctional probation officers, State or assistant state attorneys, and prosecutors.

What are the penalties for falsely impersonating an officer?

  • As it is a 3rd-degree felony, this crime is punishable by penalties that range from a term of probation and up to 5 years in prison.
  • If, during the false impersonation, the accused commits an additional felony, the State classifies the crime as a second-degree felony, punishable by penalties ranging from probation up to 15 years in state prison.
  • If the false impersonation results in the death of another, the crime is classified as a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in state prison.

What defenses would a skilled Impersonating an Officer Defense Attorney use?

It is unlikely the State would proceed against a person who wears an officer’s uniform for a purely festive purpose, such as a Halloween celebration or a costume party.

But with more serious allegations, a defendant, through his lawyer, may be able to defeat the State’s prosecution by showing the testimony of the State’s witnesses is unreliable or inconsistent, that the State’s witnesses lack credibility, or that, in collecting its evidence, the State violated the requirements of the Constitution meant to limit the actions of agents of the government.

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