The Act adds a new subsection (b) to O.C.G.A. 16-10-24 which provides for felony punishment when a person &"knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes any law enforcement officer, prison guard, correctional officer, probation supervisor, parole supervisor, or conservation ranger&" in lawful performance of his duties by &"offering or doing violence or threats of violence against law enforcement officers.&" Intermediate felony punishment is available when the acts are more serious than the previously existing misdemeanor offense under O.C.G.A. 16-10-24(a) but less serious than aggravated assault under O.C.G.A. 16-5-21 (Supp. 1986).
Georgia State University Law Review
"CRIMES AND OFFENSES Notice: Obstructing Law Enforcement Officers in Their Duties,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 61.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol2/iss2/61