Illinois Resisting Arrest Lawyers
If you are charged with resisting arrest or resisting a peace officer, you are facing charges that are additional to the ones upon which you were being initially arrested.
At Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., we are committed to standing up for the rights of clients who have been charged with resisting a peace officer on top of other charges. We are former prosecutors who have insight into how prosecutors may view these cases. Our firm can help you understand your options for seeking a resolution to this matter and the type of consequences you may be facing upon conviction.
Call 888-334-0119 today for a free consultation about a resisting arrest case.
To be charged with resisting arrest, you must have knowingly resisted or obstructed the actions of a peace officer or other law enforcement official (such as a correctional institution employee) that were being enacted in an official capacity.
In some cases, while attempting to arrest an individual who is resisting, a police officer may sustain injuries. The alleged resistor will most likely face additional charges, such as assault, to account for the injuries inflicted while resisting arrest.
Sentencing for a Resisting Arrest Conviction
- A simple resisting arrest or obstructing police charge is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, you are facing a minimum of two days in jail and a minimum of 100 hours of community service, on top of any other sentences on other charges that may be issued.
- In most cases, the convicted individual is not eligible for probation in order to reduce the sentences.
- However, if you injured the police officer while allegedly resisting arrest, this type of crime is considered a Class 4 felony and may be subject to even more severe punishments.
- A conviction on a resisting charge will also appear on your permanent criminal record.
Contact a Peoria Resisting a Peace Officer Lawyer
Call 888-334-0119 for a free initial consultation with an attorney at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C. today.