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Somerset County Resisting Arrest Lawyers
A simple argument with the police could turn into a charge for resisting arrest. Even worse is that this simple argument can lead to a criminal record that could impact your life for many years. Of course, just because the police officer says that you were resisting arrest, does not mean that you were. A tough defense could knock out these charges. If you are charged with resisting arrest in any court in Somerset County, call today to speak with the attorney that will fight for you!
Our Somerset County Resisting Arrest Defense Lawyers are easy to reach. Call now to speak with a tough, smart Somerset County criminal defense attorney and begin the fight against your charges.
White Paper On Getting Charged With A Crime In NJ
2C:29-2. Resisting Arrest
a. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if he purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. (2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if he, by flight, purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. (3) An offense under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection a. is a crime of the third degree if the person:
(a) Uses or threatens to use physical force or violence against the law enforcement officer or another; or
(b) Uses any other means to create a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the public servant or another.
It is not a defense to a prosecution under this subsection that the law enforcement officer was acting unlawfully in making the arrest, provided he was acting under color of his official authority and provided the law enforcement officer announces his intention to arrest prior to the resistance.
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