A person can be charged with resisting arrest in Arizona if they interfere with a police officer’s lawful attempt to make an arrest. If charged with resisting arrest, you will probably face two charges – one for the original crime and another for the crime of resisting arrest. Therefore, anyone charged with resisting arrest in Arizona should consult with a criminal attorney at JacksonWhite to begin preparing his or her defense. This should be done right away, as defendants who are found guilty of resisting arrest almost always have their sentence enhanced. Additionally, the punishment imposed for resisting arrest can sometimes be even worse than the punishment for the original crime. Therefore, it is highly recommended that defendants retain a criminal lawyer to defend their rights.
At the law firm of JacksonWhite, we are firm believers in the fact that everyone should have the right to an experienced attorney. Our criminal attorney, Jeremy Geigle has successfully defended numerous clients in the Phoenix metro area, and can assess you case during a private free consultation. To learn more, call 480-818-9943.