There are few things that will get your adrenaline pumping and heart racing like the possibility of being arrested.
However, scary as it might be, you should always cooperate with authorities. If you argue, you may find yourself in even more trouble.
If you’ve been charged with resisting arrest in Oklahoma City, consult with an experienced misdemeanor attorney today.
Defining Resisting Arrest in Oklahoma City
Resisting arrest is defined as using force or violence in an attempt to prevent an officer from arresting you.
Neither “force” nor “violence” is specifically defined, so it is up to the judge to determine if your action fell into either one of these categories.
However, it is clear that words are not sufficient and you must have performed some physical act in order to be charged under the statute.
Be cautious, though, as merely struggling as an officer puts handcuffs on you may be determined as resisting arrest in Oklahoma City. (Ok. Stat. Tit. 21 Sec 268) (OUJI-CR 6-47).
Penalties for Resisting Arrest
If you are found guilty of resisting arrest in Oklahoma City, you will be convicted of a misdemeanor crime.
Misdemeanors in Oklahoma typically carry penalties of up to one year in jail, and payment of hundreds of dollars in fines.
Free Consultation: Oklahoma City Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Resisting arrest in Oklahoma City can make a bad situation worse. However, an experienced misdemeanor defense attorney may be able to have these charges dropped altogether for you.
To speak with a lawyer about your resisting arrest case, call the Criminal Defense Law Office of Oklahoma City today at (405) 588-4529 (588-4LAW).
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