Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
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From the information you've given you definitely should not have been arrested for obstructing an officer, as you were merely exercising your constitutional right. I'm glad you asked for your attorney, rather than consenting to a possibly unauthorized search.
My recommendation would be to hire a local defense attorney to represent you in this matter. Based on the information you shared, you should not have been arrested, and definitely have grounds for getting your case dismissed. Having an attorney working proactively on your behalf can make a big difference in the outcome of your case, especially by speaking with the prosecutor early on. Since this is a misdemeanor charge, the cost of an attorney should not be expensive.
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