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Is Resisting Arrest A Felony in Georgia?

Citizens are expected to comply with being arrested by law enforcement, and there are a number of actions that could be considered "resisting arrest." Depending on your specific situation, this crime could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense and carry a number of penalties.

Find out how a competent Athens criminal defense attorney can help you dismiss or reduce resisting arrest charges. Call (706) 705-5122 and set up a free consultation.

What is Considered Resisting Arrest?

When an on-duty officer directs you to pull over your vehicle or stop on foot, you are supposed to immediately comply.

If you are being detained for a crime, you could be charged with resisting arrest if you:

  • Strike the officer
  • Attempt to escape
  • Verbally taunt the officer
  • Lie about who you are or show a fake ID.

If the police are attempting to arrest someone else, and you either threaten them or physically stop them from making the arrest, you can be arrested for resisting arrest-even if you weren't initially the person being arrested.

The penalties for this crime could include time in prison or jail (depending on whether it was a felony or misdemeanor), fines, probation, and community service. You could also face consequences in your personal life if you have a criminal conviction on your record.

Law Offices of J. Lee Webb Arresting Legal Counsel

There are a number of defenses against resisting arrest charges. For example, if the officer uses excessive force during the course of an arrest-or if the arrest is unlawful-using reasonable force for self-defense is allowed. An Athens criminal defense lawyer can examine the specifics of your case to determine an appropriate strategy.

Since 1995, attorney Lee Webb has fought for clients accused of serious crimes. To learn how he can call (706) 705-5122 to schedule a free, no-obligation case analysis.

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