Have you been charged with Resisting Arrest?
Resisting arrest is a serious charge. Those facing a resisting arrest charge carries the potential for serious legal consequences. A resisting arrest conviction can impact a defendant’s life for years to come. Our attorneys represent clients facing charges of resisting arrest. Resisting arrest charges can allege an arrest with or without force. Or the resisting arrest charge could be as simple as the allegation that you failed to obey the instructions of a law enforcement officer.
Resisting arrest often involves allegations that you assaulted or attempted to assault a police officer. Depending on the facts, these types of charges are not often granted leniency by judges or prosecutors. On the other hand, defendants are not always fairly charged with resisting arrest by police officers. An experienced resisting arrest attorney can review the facts and circumstances of your arrest and the allegation that force–if any–was used during the arrest.
Resisting arrest is a serious offense. If you or someone close to you has been arrested or charged with resisting arrest, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. We can provide you with detailed and personal legal advice regarding what your options are, and how you can best respond to the particular charges you are facing. The sooner you seek our guidance, the sooner we can evaluate your case to develop a strong defense strategy.
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What Are The Possible Penalties For Resisting Arrest?
Generally, a resisting arrest charge is a misdemeanor and carries the possibility of jail and a fine. If the officer is physically harmed, the charge will likely be much more serious. This would carry with it the possibility of months in jail and a significant fine. Seeking the advice of a qualified defense attorney can help ensure your rights are protected and potential penalties minimized.
Should I Hire An Attorney To Help With My Resisting Arrest Charge?
Because resisting arrest is a serious charge, hiring a criminal defense attorney is a must to defend yourself against overzealous allegations by law enforcement. Successfully arguing for a reduction of the charge can have a dramatic impact on your case. In other cases, an outright dismissal of charges or victory in court may be possible.
If you are facing charges of resisting arrest, contact our criminal defense attorneys for your free initial consultation with a skilled member of our legal team.