If a police officer tells you that you are under arrest, you may be surprised. You may try to explain the situation or explain to law enforcement why they are mistaken or why you believe you should not be arrested. However, it is important to understand that you are required to comply. If they believe you are resisting arrest or if you use any form of violence, you could be charged with an additional crime. At the Law Office of John N. Elliott, we offer the aggressive defense of complex charges.
If you or someone you love has been charged with resisting arrest, call a Bloomfield Hills criminal defense attorney right away at (248) 846-0009.
Resisting arrest charges are often up for interpretation and the police officer who arrests you may be the only witness. However, an officer's statements are taken very seriously in the eyes of the law and the prosecution may try to build a case solely on their word. Our firm has years of experience fighting criminal offenses of this nature, especially compounded charges.
There are many strategies we may employ to defend you against these charges, including proving that they may have used unlawful force and you were acting in self-defense. If you were simply trying to avoid being injured, this is not a case of resisting arrest. Our experienced Bloomfield Hills criminal defense lawyer works to gather sufficient evidence to illustrate that you were acting in self-preservation or that your behavior was not indicative of a crime.
You have nothing to lose and we are prepared to answer your call. Contact us now at (248) 846-0009 to schedule a free consultation.