When You Are Charged With Resisting Arrest

When you are charged with resisting arrest, the charge is usually bundled with something else. Many times, the charge arises from the individual's genuine surprise at being arrested.

This kind of arrest can happen to anybody. It is a natural reaction many people to protest or resist arrest when they believe the arrest is a mistake or unlawful. They pull away from being handcuffed, or they touch the officer, or they hide, or run. If you argue too long, or too vehemently, you may be charged.

It's a bad situation, and in the end it is usually your word against the police officer's. The bottom line is that you need help to get the charge dismissed or reduced. Criminal defense lawyer Andrew MacDonald of Salisbury is the lawyer to turn to along Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Talk to our lawyers in Salisbury, Maryland, at 410-713-4465, toll free 866-242-3785. Or email our attorney your questions using this form.