Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer
Charged with the Crime of Resisting Arrest?
Pittsburgh is the
ideal destination city for many visitors. Whether visiting for a short time to attend a football game or engage
in the vibrant night life, thousands of visitors flock to Pittsburgh the
enjoy the city life.
Unfortunately, in some occasions, visitors and residents alike find themselves
in situations where police officers are forced to respond to the scene
of an incident. Officers can be called to respond to the scene of aDUI, a household after a call alleging an
assault or a local establishment to investigate complaints of
underage drinking or
disorderly conduct. Regardless of the reason why officers are summoned to the scene of an
incident, upon arrival, officers are presumed to have authority to make
an arrest when appropriate.
Do Not Resist Arrest when Placed in Custody by an Officer
If officers believe they have the requisite justification to place you
under arrest, it is highly unlikely that you will talk your way out of
custody by convincing the officer that they made a mistake. The best course
of action is to
remain calm and remain silent. If you argue with the officer, attempt to jerk away, attempt to run or
make any movement that will require the officer to employ additional force
to complete the arrest, the officer may charge you with
a person may be charged with resisting arrest when they create a substantial
risk of bodily injury to the officer with the intent of preventing an
arrest or official custody.
You Need an Attorney to Fight a Charge of Resisting Arrest
A charge of resisting arrest is a serious charge with
maximum penalties that include the possibility of jail time and hefty fines. Prosecutors
will be less likely to negotiate on a charge of resisting arrest since
the victim of the charge is also the officer who attempted to effectuate
the arrest. You need an
experienced attorney to gather the facts of the incident, identify all witnesses and zealously
defend you against this serious offense.
Contact Us for Experienced Defense against Resisting Arrest Charges
Attorney Frank Walker has handled
numerous cases involving the allegation of resisting arrest. Attorney Walker knows the
importance of gathering witnesses and moving quickly to obtain any possible
surveillance footage of the incidence before the footage is deleted.