Queen Creek Resisting Arrest Attorney

If you are facing resisting arrest charges in Arizona, you already know how fast police officers can escalate a simple scenario into a very serious allegation and arrest. If you are arrested for resisting arrest, contact an experienced Queen Creek resisting arrest attorney at the Rosenstein Law Group to make sure that your rights are protected.

What Qualifies As Resisting Arrest?

Resisting arrest can be charged if a person intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer, acting under their official authority, from effecting an arrest under of the following circumstances:

  • Using or threatening to use physical force against the police officer or another (class 6 felony)
  • Using or threatening to use physical force against the police officer or another (class 6 felony)
  • Using any other means creating a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the police officer or another (class 6 felony)
  • Engaging in passive resistance, which means a nonviolent physical act or failure to act that is intended to impede, hinder or delay the effecting of an arrest (class 1 misdemeanor)

If you have any further questions regarding what constitutes resisting arrest in Arizona, reach out to a Queen Creek resisting arrest attorney at the Rosenstein Law Group.

Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Arizona

Resisting arrest charged as a class 6 felony can result in a penalty of 4 months to 2 years of prison, up to three years of probation, and a fine of up to $150,000 plus surcharges. If charged with a class 1 misdemeanor, the penalty may include up to 6 months of jail, three years of probation, and a $2,500 fine.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Queen Creek Resisting Arrest Lawyer

If you have been charged with resisting arrest, do not wait to reach out to a resisting arrest defense attorney. An experienced lawyer will go up against the prosecutor and police to ensure that you are treated fairly. A strong defense is your best chance of obtaining a favorable result like having your charges reduced or dismissed. Rosenstein Law Group offers free initial consultations on resisting arrest charges out of Queen Creek. Fill out a form online or call our local law firm at (480) 248-7666 to schedule yours today.

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