Georgia Woman Makes National News for Impersonating an Officer in California

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Georgia woman has been arrested in Los Angeles for impersonating a law enforcement officer. She has been accused of targeting elderly people. She and another suspect told people that they had warrants out for their arrests and that they owed money.

The two have been accused of collecting around $16,000 from victims.

Even though this incident occurred in California, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline one of the offenses that the woman would be facing here in the state of Georgia if the incident had occurred here.

Impersonating an Officer in Georgia

One of the laws that covers impersonating an officer in Georgia is the offense of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer in Georgia. The first two parts of the law refer to when a person has been accused of running away from police. However, the third part of the law is as follows:

It shall be unlawful for a person: (1) To impersonate a sheriff, deputy sheriff, state trooper, agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police officer, or any other authorized law enforcement officer by using a motor vehicle or motorcycle designed, equipped, or marked so as to resemble a motor vehicle or motorcycle belonging to any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency; or (2) Otherwise to impersonate any such law enforcement officer in order to direct, stop, or otherwise control traffic.

Practice Note

The crime of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer is an offense that not only covers a large array of actions and behaviors but is also related to the offense of DUI in Georgia.

If you or a loved one has been arrested in the state of Georgia, call our offices now. We can help you today with your case and let you know what options are available to you through our firm.

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