MIAMI RESISTING ARREST ATTORNEY

Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Resisting arrest is an offense that involves resisting or obstructing a law enforcement officer in any manner who is making or attempting to make an arrest. This could involve any parole officer, county probation officer, personnel in law enforcement or any other person who is legally authorized to make an arrest. When a person is arrested by law enforcement, they may not be aware until much later that a charge of “resisting without violence” or “resisting with violence” has been added to the list of offenses. Any action made by an individual being arrested could be classified as resisting arrest. If a person disputes he/she can be charged with resisting arrest without violence. If a person struggles or gets physical, the charge can be increased to resisting with violence.

Penalties for Resisting Arrest

  • Resisting arrest without violence or injury to the law enforcement officer is a 1st degree misdemeanor. If a person is charged with this offense he/she may face up to 12 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Resisting an officer with violence to his/her person is 3rd degree felony. If a person is charged with this offense he/she may face up to 5 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Mr. Hernandez is a formidable ally to have in your corner. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your resisting arrest charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.