If you find yourself facing arrest or confronted by an officer who believes they have “probable cause” to warrant your arrest, it is unwise to object or resist. The best thing to do is to cooperate and proceed under the officer’s instruction, exercising your right to remain silent. Do not retaliate verbally, resist with force, or use any physical action or threat against the officer. Doing so will only escalate the situation, result in more severe charges against you and puts you and others at risk of injury or death if sufficient threat exists.
Resisting Arrest and Assaulting a Police Officer are very serious crimes and are penalized as such. Punishment can include years in prison and other long-term consequences. Even if the original criminal charges against you are dismissed, charges for resisting arrest or assault on a law enforcement officer can move forward.
If you have been arrested and charges against you include Resisting Arrest and Assaulting a Police Officer, you must contact an Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney as quickly as possible. Having an experienced attorney on your side is vital to protecting your rights.
Charlie Naegle is a well-qualified and aggressive criminal defense attorney and will fight to defend your rights and have charges reduced or dismissed if possible. Contact Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys today. 480-245-5550