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Obstruct Police


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    Obstruct Police

    Obstruct Police falls under Section 129 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

    Obstruction generally refers to a person making it more difficult for a public officer or a peace officer to carry out their duties. It occurs when someone resists or wilfully obstructs a public officer or peace officer during the course of their duties.

    Obstruct justice can involve actions such as:

    • Refusing to identify yourself to an officer where required to do so by law
    • Giving false name or identification
    • Lying to police about the circumstances of a crime
    • Inciting others in dealings with an officer
    • Questioning an officer’s authority
    • Paying a person to give false evidence
    • Threatening at witness

    The potential legal consequences of a conviction of obstruct justice include: a criminal record, imprisonment, probation and fines. The consequences in relation to charges and convictions of obstructing justice can include: strained family and social relationships, damaged reputation, travel restrictions, job loss and difficulty obtaining a job requiring a criminal record check, loss of professional accreditation and membership in professional associations (i.e. nursing, teaching, social work, security).

    If you have been charged with an obstruct police offence in London or Southwestern Ontario, call  Jeff Conway for a free consultation.  

    At Jeff Conway Law, we have the experience and resources to fight your charge and  we will provide you with the competent representation and endeavour to achieve the best possible outcome for your matter.