Offense of Restricting and Obstructing a Police Officer Law and Legal Definition

The offense of resisting and obstructing a police officer under Michigan law is defined as follows: “An individual who assaults, batters, wounds, resists, obstructs, opposes, or endangers a person who the individual knows or has reason to know is performing his or her duties is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years or a fine of not more than $ 2,000.00, or both.” MCLS § 750.81d, United States v. Emery, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 17590 (6th Cir. Mich. 2009)