Boston Resisting Arrest Lawyer
Resisting arrest is usually a subsequent charge after the police believe they have probable cause to arrest you for another offense. If you are found guilty of resisting arrest, you can be sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in jail.
Unfortunately, whether the police had probable cause to arrest you in the first place is not a defense to resisting arrest. However, it may be a mitigating factor. There are many legitimate defenses, however, such as defending yourself against excessive force by the police, or your actions may not have been resisting at all. If the best way to handle your case is through a plea negotiation, I can often times have the resisting arrest charge dismissed completely.
If you have been charged with Resisting Arrest in Massachusetts, contact my office for your free initial phone consultation, 24 hours a day.
98 North Washington St.
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 830-2188