Resisting Arrest

If you have been charged with a crime in Michigan, you cannot resist arrest without being subject to additional charges and penalties. Grabel & Associates aggressively defends clients statewide who have been accused of resisting arrest or assaulting an officer, and we will fight to ensure you are not wrongfully convicted or subjected to excessive penalties. Our Michigan criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience working in cases involving resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and assault and will work with you to help you understand the law and how it could affect your case result.

Michigan Resisting Arrest Attorney Defending Clients Accused of Assaulting a Police Officer in Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

As soon as you are arrested, work with an attorney to avoid additional criminal charges, and fight back against police and prosecutors through effective legal action. Our Michigan assault defense lawyers are recognized for their ability to investigate the details of complex cases and deliver beneficial outcomes to clients in any of Michigan’s 83 counties. We know the courts, judges, and prosecutors you will be dealing with in your case and can help you develop a comprehensive defense strategy designed with your best interests in mind.

Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer if you have been accused of resisting arrest after any criminal charge. We recognize that your instinct tells you to fight arrest, and charges can arise out of police communication errors or even rights violations. Our MI criminal defense firm works to assist client throughout investigation and potential trial, and we will work to have your charges dismissed or reduced.

Resisting Arrest Criminal Charge in Michigan

According to Section 750.81d, assaulting, battering, resisting, obstructing, or opposing a person performing their legal duty is a felony criminal offense, which can result in both jail time and significant fines. The definition of “a person” as used in this statute includes state or local police, campus police, conservation officers, sheriffs, constables, peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, or search and rescue teams.

Any resistance or opposition could result in criminal charges, and this legislation is by no means limited to physical assault on an officer. If you have been accused of resisting arrest, contact Grabel & Associates now to discuss your case and work through the best legal actions you can take. Our experienced attorneys are always available for clients, and can immediately begin working to protect your rights.

Criminal Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Michigan

If you are convicted of resisting arrest, you will face serious criminal penalties, and can still be convicted for the initial charge you were arrested for, as well as any additional violent crime offenses you allegedly committed while resisting an officer. Below are the penalties associated with criminal obstruction of justice in Michigan:

  • If you assault, resist, or obstruct any of the persons mentioned in this statute, you can face imprisonment for up to 2 years along with a fine of $2,000.
  • If your resistance causes a bodily injury that requires medical care, you could be imprisoned for up to 4 years and have to pay a fine of $5,000.
  • If serious impairment of a body function occurs, you could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
  • In cases where death occurs as a result of resisting arrest or assaulting an officer, you could face imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine of up to $20,000.

Contact Grabel & Associates immediately if you have been accused of assaulting, wounding, opposing, or resisting by any other means when arrested for a criminal charge. We understand the complex legal issues that surround cases like yours and have successfully defended clients facing a variety of criminal charges in courts statewide.

Our Approach to Assault Charges in MI

As soon as you are accused of resisting arrest, contact an experienced attorney, even if you have yet to be formally charged with a crime. The early stages of any criminal case are critical, and our team will immediately begin employing innovative defense tactics in efforts to help you achieve an acquittal, dismissal, or reduced charge.

We will look at every detail of your arrest and the charges you are facing, and will help you understand your rights so that you can challenge any improper search and seizure or probable cause issues that could arise. Our lawyers will stand with you throughout every stage of your case, and will employ aggressive and dynamic strategies which advance your interests throughout investigation and trial.

Contact Grabel & Associates for Criminal Defense 24/7

Anyone who has been charged with assaulting an officer or obstructing justice should hire a lawyer immediately, and our firm is always available for clients statewide. Call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online to speak to an experienced case analyst, or ask to set up a free consultation with founding attorney Scott Grabel. Our lawyers respect our clients and work to fight for their best interests no matter what the details of their cases.