My question involves civil rights in the State of: Virginia
I was involved in an incident where I was charged with Obstruction of Justice.
Long story short, I took someones keys (in an attempt to keep them from drinking and driving) while she was being irate and disorderly, and unfortunately, the sheriffs deputies arrived while we were in the parking lot. The deputies began attending to the situation, and asked where her keys were. I told them that I had them in my pocket, and they asked me to hand them over. I objected by saying "no" and the deputies again asked that I surrender them. Again, I abstained and said "no" and was taken under arrest for Obstruction of Justice.
So to explain, I only said "no" because the keys didn't belong to me, and had the lady asked me to surrender them, then I would have immediately. Nonetheless, I had the keys in my hand and were subsequently dropped as the deputy took my hands under control. The lady was taken home by the deputies (which I appreciated), and was not charged with any crime.
My question is based on my feeling that it is against my civil rights to take me under arrest for failing to comply with an unlawful order. To try my hand at legal speak, I feel I was charged with Obstruction of Justice for maintaining my 4th Amendment rights. Were my civil rights violated?