Resisting Arrest

Any crime involving a police officer is going to be a more serious charge, as the law takes extra steps to protect those that are tasked with enforcing it. Resisting arrest is something that is not usually thought of as a major crime, yet it can have some serious ramifications for your life going forward. Most resisting arrest charges are a misdemeanor, but it could possibly be elevated to a felony depending on the circumstance. If you have been charged with resisting in the state of California, contact a qualified defense attorney like Somera Law Group today.

There are actually several different ways that you can commit the crime of resisting arrest. In fact, you don’t even have to lay a finger on an officer to be guilty of this crime. Some of the possible ways to be charged with resisting include -

  • Struggling with handcuffs while being placed in police car
  • Falsely identifying yourself when confronted by an officer
  • Running away from a police car during an arrest procedure
  • Interfering with the use of a radio and risking public safety

While the standard resisting arrest charge is a misdemeanor, if the officer is hurt or you use a weapon during the process of resisting, that charge could be increased. A misdemeanor conviction can lead to up to a year in jail, while an elevated felony conviction can land you in jail for as long as four years.

Give our offices a call today for a free consultation regarding your resisting arrest case. Our team would love to speak with you about your defense needs and bring our experience to your aid in this matter. We hope to receive your call soon.