Resisting arrest is a crime and one charged after the police believe they have probable cause to arrest you.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest in Massachusetts, we can help you. We are the experienced Franklin resisting arrest attorneys at Wood & Gresham, P.C.
You Get Our More Than 30 Years Of Combined Legal Experience
When you hire us — attorneys Daniel J. Wood or David Gresham — you get our more than 30 years of combined experience working for you. This means that we not only know the law but also know how it is usually applied in a case like yours. This allows us to provide you with personalized service.Charged with resisting arrest? Call us now at: 508-384-2008 or complete the online form. Your first consultation with us is always free.
How The Commonwealth Defines 'Resisting Arrest'
According to the general laws of Massachusetts, resisting arrest occurs if a person: "knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer, acting under color of this official authority, for effecting an arrest of the actor or another."*
This can happen when a person:
- Uses or threatens to use physical force or violence against the police officer
- Does anything that could substantially risk causing bodily injury to a police officer
If convicted of resisting arrest, you could face up to two and a half years in jail and a fine of up to $500.
We Will Aggressively Defend You
At Wood & Gresham, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys can and will aggressively stand up for your rights. Through our experience successfully defending clients like you, we know there are many legitimate reasons surrounding your situation such as defending yourself against the excessive force used by the arresting officer. Perhaps you were not resisting at all.
Just because you were charged with resisting arrest does not mean that the charge will stick. For many of our past clients, that was certainly true as the resisting arrest charge was dismissed completely. As we had for them, we will do all we can to get the best possible outcome for you, under the law.
Charged With Resisting Arrest? Call Us.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest, contact the experienced resisting arrest defense lawyers at Wood & Gresham, P.C., in Wrentham. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 508-384-2008 or complete the online form to get started.
*The 188th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.