Resisting Arrest Charges
Penalties in West Palm Beach for Resisting Arrest Cases
Resisting arrest is a form of obstructing justice without violence. It can include any actions taken by a person to prevent someone in law enforcement, as well as probation and parole officers, from carrying out their duties. The general aspects of the crime can sometimes result in charges of resisting arrest without any apparent reason. Most resisting arrest cases are changed as misdemeanors. Sentencing for a conviction in a misdemeanor case can include:
- Up to one year in jail
Depending on your past criminal history, you may also be eligible for a diversion program. Once the program has been completed, the case will be dismissed. Felony resisting arrest is a much more serious offense that usually involves violence and is punishable by incarceration in a state prison for as long as five years.
Many times resisting arrest will be added to other criminal accusations to build up a case against a defendant. If you have been charged with resisting arrest, speak with a West Palm Beach criminal attorney at The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. as soon as possible. My name is Phillip Ridolfo, Jr. and I am an experienced criminal defense attorney that has been in practice for nearly 20 years. I will conduct a thorough review of your case and work to lessen the charges against you. If the allegations are unsubstantiated or your rights have been violated, I will vigorously pursue a case dismissal.
Defense Strategies from a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
Law enforcement has been known to charge a person with resisting arrest for dubious reasons, such as asking a question, verbally challenging a police order or being uncooperative in any capacity. As a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, my objective is to achieve a favorable outcome to this legal matter, and will work efficiently and effectively to that end.