Georgetown Resisting Arrest Defense Lawyer
A traffic stop or other interaction with police officers can sometimes escalate into a physical altercation. People sometimes resist arrest when pulled over for DUI, when the person feels an officer is using excessive force or believes the officer is making an unlawful arrest. If you are charged with resisting arrest, you should seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. defend clients against resisting arrest charges and the underlying charges, from DUI to drug possession to domestic violence. We have more than 20 years of criminal law experience and we are ready to provide you with the personalized, effective representation you need.
To arrange a free initial consultation with a Delaware defense attorney, please call 302-855-9300 or contact our law offices online.
Delaware Law on Resisting Arrest
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, resisting arrest can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Typically, if you run away from the police officer who is attempting to arrest you, that is a misdemeanor. If, however, you use force against the police officer, that could lead to felony charges. That is the case even if the officer is uninjured.
The penalties for a felony versus a misdemeanor vary. For a misdemeanor, you could be facing as little as 30 days in jail and a fine up to $575. However, a felony conviction could mean you face 15 years in prison and a bail set between $5,000-$20,000. You need a lawyer to protect you from serious penalties for your crime.
We will examine the facts of your arrest, including police reports, eyewitness statements, and video evidence, if available, to determine the appropriate course of action. Our job is to build a defense to the entire case, including any resisting arrest charges, and minimize the punishment that you may face.
Contact a Sussex County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are accused of resisting arrest, Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. are ready to meet with you in person to discuss your situation. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 302-855-9300 for our Georgetown, Delaware office or contact our law offices online.