It is important that you get the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer when you have been arrested for resisting law enforcement — what usually starts out as a misunderstanding can quickly become a serious criminal charge that will give you a criminal record. Especially if you are in a vehicle at the time.
At LaTulip Law Offices, P.C., our goal is to protect your rights and future freedom when you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony resisting arrest or law enforcement. Contact our resisting arrest attorney to schedule an appointment today.
Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney
Resisting arrest and law enforcement is usually charged as a misdemeanor under Indiana law. Generally speaking, resisting law enforcement or resisting arrest is charged when a group of people has assembled and someone refuses to leave when told. The statute is written very broadly to encompass any conduct that runs counter to a police officer’s intention communicated by turning on the siren or flashing the lights. If the officer thinks your action interferes with his or her responsibilities, the office has the option of arresting you for resisting law enforcement.
If you resist arrest in a vehicle along an interstate such as I-65, I-80/94, U.S. 41, U.S. 30, Rt.2, the Boremen Expressway or the Chicago Skyway, you will be charged with a D felony.
Matt LaTulip will fight for your rights. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, he may be able to seek a deferred prosecution, so that the charge eventually goes away completely if you are not charged with another crime over six months; or when you are charged with more than one offense, deferral of the resisting arrest charge to lessen the seriousness of an arrest for another offense such as disorderly conduct, public intoxication, fleeing the scene of a crime or assault of a police officer.
Indiana Resisting Arrest and Law Enforcement Defense Lawyer
Were you charged with felony or misdemeanor resisting arrest? Call us at (219) 756-7600 or contact us to defend against resisting arrest and law enforcement charges in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper County and throughout all of Northwest Indiana. Initial consultations and case evaluations are confidential and free of charge on any case.