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Resisting ArrestThis is how the typical Resisting Arrest scenario plays out: The officer tells you that you’re under arrest and tries to place you in handcuffs. You’re animated; you want to discuss this situation with the officer. You attempt to turn around in an effort to face the officer. You’re trying to convey your side of the story. Suddenly you’re violently “escorted” to the ground and placed into an “armbar” type hold while sprawled out on the concrete. At this point the officer is taking practicing all his judo moves while you’re in cuffs trying to breath. To add insult to injury your charged with Resisting Arrest.

Resisting Arrest is normally charged as a class A misdemeanor. The offense carries up to 1 year in jail and a $2,000 fine. The State is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you acted “purposely” or “knowingly”.

Often times it’s not one’s intent to Resist Arrest you didn’t act “purposely”. Flinching or twitching is simply an involuntary reaction to having cuffs slammed on – The cuffs are on too tight causing you to flinch or the officer has ripped your arm behind your back to slap on the cuffs and you instinctively pull away. You will find yourself charged with Resisting Arrest.

If you have been charged with Resisting Arrest it is always a benefit to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Attorneys Shepherd & Hayes will listen to your story, speak with witnesses and prepare an aggressive defense. Attorneys Shepherd & Hayes have years of experience handling Resisting Arrest cases.

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