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Unlaw arrest defense rejected in assaulting deputy case (access required)

Where appellant assaulted a deputy sheriff as he attempted to handcuff her, her defense that she was resisting an unlawful arrest is not well-taken. There was probable cause to arrest her for obstruction of justice when she disobeyed the deputy’s commands to remain in her vehicle after stopping her for a traffic violation. Background Appellant Lightfoot was ...