Legal Question in Criminal Law in Georgia

Is hitting a cop car a felony?

And if it is what are the consequences?

Asked on 9/11/13, 3:10 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

If the state can prove that someone hit a cop car with another car on purpose, or in an attempt to flee, they could be charged with aggravated assault. If the car was hit during a routing traffic accident, it would not be a felony, and would only entail a misdemeanor charge if the accident was caused by a moving violation. If you are talking about hitting a car with your fist, that could be seen as any number of misdemeanors, but I can't really see a felony charge from that. Hitting the cop themselves would be misdemeanor obstruction.

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Answered on 9/12/13, 6:38 am

Lawrence Lewis Lawrence Lewis, P.C.

With your fists, probably NOT. With another vehicle, YES. See website for info on retaining the right attorney:

The punishment depends on the prior record, and any injury to the police officer.

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Answered on 9/17/13, 10:05 am

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