Boston Resisting Arrest Attorney
Massachusetts Resisting Arrest Laws
In order to prove a defendant guilty of resisting arrest, the prosecution needs to prove several things. Essentially, the prosecution needs to prove that the defendant knowingly prevented a person he or she knew was a police officer from making an arrest. Now the defendant could have resisted arrested by either threatening to use physical force or using some other means that would create a risk of bodily injury to a police officer.
Massachusetts Resisting Arrest Penalties
If the defendant is convicted of resisting arrest, the defendant can face up to 2 ½ years in jail. The defendant could also face a fine of up to $500. Upon conviction the judge could required the defendant to pay a fine and to jail.
Massachusetts Resisting Arrest Lawyer
In Massachusetts, any type of force to prevent the police from arresting you can be considered resisting arrest. If you don’t put your arms behind your back that can be considered resisting arrest. A lot of people are charged with resisting arrest and it is important that you have an experienced lawyer to help you. Attorney Jason Chan has prosecuted and defended many resisting arrest cases.
Call Attorney Jason Chan today at 508-808-8902 to talk about your resisting arrest case.