Security guard, Sherry Phelps, was arrested for allegedly calling 911 on January 1st. She apparently reported that she was an Atlanta police officer and that she needed to report a crime. She has been arrested by Cobb County police for impersonating an officer, which is also apart of the law for fleeing or attempting to elude in Georgia.
She also reportedly provided false information regarding her personal information and attempted to get out of the arrest. She was also arrested for obstruction as a result.
Obstruction in Georgia
The Georgia Code defines obstruction of a police officer in Georgia by breaking it into two different classifications - misdemeanor obstruction and felony obstruction.
Misdemeanor obstruction is defined as:
A person who knowingly and willfully obstructs or hinders any law enforcement officer in the lawful discharge of his official duties is guilty of a misdemeanor. O.C.G.A. 16-10-24 (a).
A conviction for misdemeanor obstruction can lead to 12 months in jail, $1,000 in fines, or both.
Felony obstruction is defined as:
Whoever knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes any law enforcement officer, prison guard, correctional officer, probation supervisor, parole supervisor, or conservation ranger in the lawful discharge of his official duties by offering or doing violence to the person of such officer or legally authorized person is guilty of a felony and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years. O.C.G.A. 16-10-24 (b).
A conviction for felony obstruction can lead to up to five years in prison.
Obstruction is typically another charge seen in cases with DUI in Georgia. Usually, individuals are just upset about being pulled over or being arrested.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, call us today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case today.