Defending Against Charges Of Resisting Arrest
Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268 Section 32B. It is punishable by up to 2.5 years in a house of corrections or a fine up to $500, or both.
Resisting arrest is knowingly preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer acting in their official authority from making an arrest by using or threatening to use force against the officer, or by any other means that create a substantial risk of causing bodily injury to the officer. It is not uncommon for this charge to be issued in conjunction with similar offenses such as disturbing the peace.
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The prosecution is not going to take your word for it; you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can command their respect and obtain the outcome you deserve. If you have been charged with disturbing resisting arrest in Massachusetts, give us a call at 617-804-7228 to schedule a free consultation.