When a police officer has probable cause to put you under arrest and take you into custody, it is your job as a citizen to cooperate with the request the officer’s making. However, if you fight against a police officer, provide the officer with a fake ID or otherwise resist the arrest, you may be facing even more serious charges. If you have been charged with resisting arrest, it is especially important you seek experienced criminal defense representation.
At the office of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, our lawyers have nearly 30 years of experience handling all types of criminal law matters, including resisting arrest. We represent clients facing resisting charges in Fort Collins, Loveland and Larimer Country and throughout northern Colorado.
For a free initial consultation with a resisting arrest attorney at our firm, please call 970-493-3600 or toll free 888-830-9445.
Consequences For Resisting Arrest
Resisting arrest is an additional charge which is leveled on top of whatever you were being arrested for in the first place. If you are convicted of resisting, you are facing between three months and one year in jail. Your resisting-arrest conviction will then go on your criminal record.
If you resisted an arrest and in the process the police officer who was attempting to arrest you was injured, you may be facing additional charges, such as assault in the second degree. This type of charge carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence.
Your Initial Charge
In some cases, it may be possible for us to have your resisting charge dismissed in order to deal with the charge upon which you were first being arrested. However, our legal team makes this determination on a case-by-case basis, as we handle each client’s case based on their unique situation, needs and goals.
Take Action And Contact Us Now
Do not take risks with your future. We can help you address charges in Fort Collins, Loveland and Larimer County and throughout northern Colorado. Contact our office online today or call us at 970-493-3600 for a free initial consultation.