Our society requires people to go peacefully when placed under arrest. As shown by recent civil unrest in our society, this is something that is happening less and less. The fact of the matter though is that if an Arizona officer places one under arrest, and the accused resists, then a criminal charge of resisting arrest will be filed. Depending on the circumstances you will be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony. Phoenix criminal defense attorney Bretton Barber assists defendants with charges of resisting arrest as well as the underlying criminal case which led to the arrest. Call our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Phoenix lawyer assisting Arizona residents charged with resisting the arrest of police officers
No one wishes to be arrested and it is understandable that a person may be angry and express their anger to police when facing such a situation. “Resisting arrest” includes attempting to run from law enforcement, refusing to get out of a vehicle, hiding from the police, pushing an officer, or struggling while an officer attempts to place handcuffs on you. Most resisting arrest charges are a misdemeanor. However, if a person actively attempts to fight, injure, or seriously threaten an officer then felony charges may also be filed. The defendant will also be charged with the offense for which he or she was running from originally. Arizona residents charged with flight from arrest are, therefore, facing a serious situation and they require legal representation.
Bretton Barber is a criminal defense lawyer who handles charges of resisting arrest as well as accusations related to the original offense. Bretton will immediately obtain the arrest reports, and conduct an investigation, to determine whether there was a violation of one’s search and seizure rights. He will file any necessary motions to exclude the arrest, statements, or eyewitness identifications. Our office will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and will ensure that you know what to expect each step of the way. We pride ourselves in providing a high level of service to our clients and our goal is to do so in each and every case. Call our attorney today. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Arizona lawyer assisting with a wide range of criminal charges
As explained above, resisting arrest is typically filed along with other criminal charges. These can include misdemeanor crimes such as disturbing the peace, criminal property damage, or domestic violence. Such offenses, however, may also be a felony such as crimes involving a gun. Courts will typically frown on those who resist arrest and show little leniency in such cases. This is why you need a lawyer who will fight to ensure that each and every one of your rights are protected. Bretton founded the Barber Law Group with the belief that all Arizona defendants are entitled to their day in Court and that philosophy is something he believes in deeply. Call today.