Failure to Book

Discussion in 'Law Review' started by aema788, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. sgttrunk

    sgttrunk MassCops Member

    COMLAW4 POLICE OFFICER, INTERFERE WITH (Common Law)

    on [DATE OF OFFENSE:] did intimidate, hinder or interrupt a police officer in the lawful performance of his or her duty, in violation of the Common Law.

    (PENALTY from G.L. c.279, §5: “according to the nature of the crime, as conforms to the common usage and practice in the Commonwealth.”)
     
  2. felony

    felony MassCops Member

    Interfering with a police officer is the catch all charge. In RI, we have obstruction of duty/justice, which is the same thing. If you lie to the police, hinder my investigation in anyway, which could be as simple as refusing to produce ID, when requested or fleeing the scene of a crime (DUI crash, foot pursuit etc).

    For MA the threshold is higher than RI for the charge.
     

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