Riverside Resisting Arrest Cases
About Resisting Arrest
If a person tries to physically touch, hit or strike the police officer
or other legal authority that is attempting an arrest, they may be charged
with resisting arrest. This offense may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or as a
felony crime, depending upon the circumstances involved. An individual may be charged
with felony resisting arrest even if there was no actual injury to the
officer, or no weapon was used.
If you are charged with resisting arrest as a misdemeanor, the sentence
is up to 1 year in the county jail, and/or a fine of $1000. If you are
convicted of felony resisting arrest, you may spend up to 3 years in the
state prison. The severity of you charges is at the prosecutor's discretion,
which makes it vitally important that you have an extremely competent
Riverside criminal defense attorney from Grech & Packer by your side in the courtroom. We will use our
39 years of expertise to protect your legal rights and aggressively defend
Sentencing for Resisting Arrest
Your felony resisting arrest charge will be added on to your original arrest
charge, along with an additional sentence. If your original charge was
one that you could receive a strike for under the Three Strikes Law, a
resisting arrest conviction could put you into the two strikes category,
or the three strikes category, if you already had a prior conviction.
Convictions at this level place your entire future at risk.
Attorney Paul Grech is a former prosecutor, which means we know the strategies
the state uses when preparing their case. We will build our own effective
case in your defense by investigating the events of your arrest and all
available evidence. We will review all police reports and compare them
to the statements of any witnesses. If we find any discrepancies or weaknesses
in the prosecution's case, we will request that the charges against
you be reduced or dismissed so you will not have to go to trial.
Contact a Riverside Resisting Arrest Lawyer
today to discuss how we can help prepare the best possible defense on your behalf.