Resisting Arrest Charges in Orange County

Criminal Defense and Resisting Arrest

If an offender resists arrest by striking, hitting, or physically touching an arresting officer or anyone who has the authority to arrest an individual he or she can face serious criminal charges. Each state varies in the types of punishment for resisting arrest. Takakjian & Sitkoff is experienced in defending clients charged with resisting arrest in the Orange County area. An individual arrested for resisting arrest should contact an Orange County criminal defense lawyer before making possibly incriminating statements to the authorities that might appear later in a court of law. Our legal team of criminal defenders have helped many clients through our aggressive defense tactics, which we cater to the specific type of criminal charge you are facing.

Increased Penalties

The criminal charge of resisting arrest is an additional charge to whatever the individual was being arrested for in the first place, and will most likely result in increased penalties. Penalties for resisting arrest may include the following:

  • Jail time and probation
  • Fines, community service
  • Mandatory behavior modification classes

In states that have three strike laws, a felony plus a felony resisting arrest would make an individual close to a third offense. A person accused of resisting arrest needs a strong defense from a competent criminal defense attorney. Lawyers at our firm can challenge evidence presented by the prosecution including attacking arrest procedures, witness statements and victim statements. Law enforcement often makes mistakes during arrest when emotions are high and they are eager for an arrest. An individual may be mistreated or wrongly arrested and fight back against the arresting authorities. Each case is unique and has its own set of circumstances that will determine the severity of the punishment for resisting arrest. At Takakjian & Sitkoff, we pay close personal attention to our clients when representing them inside or outside of the courtroom. Our promise to you is to be your sole attorney from day one until the conclusion of your case. It is important to have an attorney who will aggressively defend the rights of clients accused of resisting arrest, which is exactly what we aim to do. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome with lowered charges and decreased penalties for clients. Make an appointment today for a consultation.

Contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with resisting arrest. Together, we will get through this.

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