Washington Resisting Arrest Attorney
Have you been charged with Resisting Arrest? Let WEBER LAW help you today!
A charge of resisting arrest in Washington can come with a hefty fine, imprisonment, or both. There are different aspects to resisting arrest, all of which come with penalties. Not only can you be charged with the crime you were initially being arrested for, but the charge of resisting arrest just adds to the severity of the sentence. A charge of resisting arrest can have detrimental effects on your record that can follow you for life. Do not face these charges alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Resisting Arrest Charges and Penalties
What is Resisting Arrest?
A person is guilty of resisting arrest if he or she intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a peace officer from lawfully arresting him or her.
A charge of resisting arrest can be complicated to navigate in the criminal justice world. It can create a blemish on your record that will come up when you apply for jobs or need a background check completed. Let a team of experienced attorneys help you.
What is the Punishment?
Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor in the State of Washington.
A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to ninety days, a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both.
While the sentence may not seem as severe as other crimes, anytime you might be facing time in jail it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a resisting arrest charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
How can WEBER LAW help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record. It can also be intimidating to face the court system. Let Weber Law help you today. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the charge of resisting arrest, including but not limited to reasonable doubt as to why you were being arrested in the first place. Additionally, Weber Law will look at all the evidence available which include the different crimes you could have been charged with, speaking to potential witnesses, and even what the alleged crime you were being arrested for was and the circumstances around the arrest. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean. Resisting arrest, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone, let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with resisting arrest in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for a consultation today.1
WA ST § 9A.76.040, Resisting arrest
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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