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Resisting Arrest

There are a number of potential charges that law enforcement and prosecutors can place on people when they wish to arrest someone but do not have a good legal or factual reason to do so. Often times, people are charged with Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Justice, or Obstructing a Police Officer.

Many times, our Springfield Criminal Defense Lawyers see the charge of Resisting Arrest when the arrestee was beaten or Tazed. Police officers claim that the reason the person was beaten was because he was acting violent or resisting arrest. This tactic provides Illinois police with a plausible story to justify their actions at the detriment of the accused.

Our Criminal Defense Attorneys have been successful in defending the accused of Resisting Arrest by obtaining records, videos, and call logs demonstrating our client was not resisting arrest. Medical records, dispatch calls and toxicology reports can be used to build a solid defense against the police’s story.


If you have a Resisting Arrest case, you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Our lawyers offer free and confidential initial consultations to discuss your case and inform you of your Constitutional rights.


P.N. (2013)
P.N. was charged with Resisting Arrest. He was a green card holder and if convicted, would have been automatically deported. Our office aggressively fought the case from the onset and all charges were dismissed prior to trial.

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