Charged with Resisting Arrest in Maryland?
Resisting arrest is a common charge that is filed against those who law enforcement claim resisted the arrest in any way. This can be a minor resistance, such as arguing and then pulling your hands away from the handcuffs when being arrested or other action that causes law enforcement to decide that you are attempting to resist arrest. If you or a loved one has been charged with this crime, it is vital to get legal representation from a Maryland criminal defense lawyer to assist you in dealing with the charge as well as any other charge filed against you at that time. The Law Offices of John Adams has successfully gotten “resisting arrest” charges dropped on countless occasions for clients in Maryland.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maryland Defending Resisting Arrest Charges
As a resident or visitor to Maryland, it is important to know that almost any action you take that appears to be resistance to an arrest will result in that charge being part of the criminal case against you. This charge has its own fines and penalties, including up to 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Defenses include challenges to whether the officer was acting lawfully, or whether the defendant knew the officer was a police officer, whether the actions constitute resisting under the law, Each case of this crime has different circumstances and details and must be fully reviewed by the criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of John Adams immediately after the arrest. In many cases, the attorney can fight to have these charges dropped or reduced, based on what actually occurred, who was involved and how the so-called resistance occurred. The legal team is prepared to aggressively fight on behalf of clients charged with this crime in Maryland.
Contact a Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of John Adams if you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest in Maryland.