Guiding And Defending
You Through Life’s Toughest Moments
  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Criminal Law
  4.  » Resisting Arrest

Zealous Legal Representation For Resisting Arrest Defense

When charged with resisting arrest, you may feel a mix of confusion and fear. The decisions you make in the wake of such charges can shape your future. Our criminal defense attorneys at Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, in Warrenton, Virginia, understand the complexity of your situation and stand ready to support you with a robust legal defense.

Since 1990, our lawyers have been assisting clients across Virginia, guiding them through their most challenging times. Our dedicated team of attorneys combines compassion, strength and in-depth knowledge of criminal law to focus on the individual needs of each client, ensuring personalized and effective legal representation.

Protect Your Rights And Freedom

Resisting arrest typically occurs when an individual attempts to avoid being taken into custody by law enforcement officers. Emotions run high in these moments, and actions can be misinterpreted. In Virginia, a resisting arrest conviction can result in a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by a $2,500 fine and up to one year in jail.

Actions that may be considered resisting arrest include:

  • Fleeing from an officer
  • Physically struggling against an attempt to be restrained
  • Providing false information or identification
  • Threatening or acting aggressively toward arresting officers

Facing charges of resisting arrest requires a nuanced defense approach, as you may also face other criminal charges at the same time. Our criminal defense lawyers will consider a variety of approaches when crafting your tailored defense. Depending on your circumstances, we may consider demonstrating that the arrest was unlawful, arguing self-defense against excessive force by the police and questioning the clarity of the officer’s instructions.

Get The Criminal Defense You Need

If you face resisting arrest charges, the time to act is now. Contact Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, by calling CALL or filling out our online contact form to arrange your free consultation. We are prepared to listen to your story, evaluate your case and work towards the most favorable outcome for you.