Resisting arrest charges are typically related to the physical resistance or not cooperating with a law enforcement officer who is trying to arrest an alleged criminal offender. For many individuals who have been charged with resisting arrest, the charge seems to have come out of nowhere, and when that happens, our skillful Salt Lake City resisting arrest defense attorney, Daniel Matern, can help.
Why Was I Arrested?
When an officer approaches an individual regarding his or her conduct, or the potential for a criminal incident to have taken place, the situation can quickly become contentious. This is especially true if the alleged criminal did not commit a crime in the first place or is attempting to diffuse the situation.
Unfortunately, some law enforcement professionals will become exuberant in attempting to arrest someone, and when that happens, fights typically ensue. The officer could inappropriately handle an individual because he or she was saying disrespectful things. Perhaps the individual wouldn’t obey the officer’s command.
In these cases, we gather evidence that either shows the individual was not resisting arrest or that the arrest was not justified in the first place. In many cases, the alleged criminal was simply trying to maintain his or her rights, which then made the officer angry and more assertive than necessary. It could be possible that police brutality was at play.
We have the resources, skills and experience necessary in building defense cases in these complicated matters. If you are struggling to uphold your rights, we welcome you to work with our lawyers as soon as possible and get the help you need.
Utah Failure To Obey Officer Charges
Only a handful of criminal defense attorneys truly know what it takes to get the job done right. Do not let your attorney undercut your defense by only delivering the minimum. Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm by contacting us anytime, day or night, online or by telephone at 801-266-4114.
We offer reasonable fees, a 24-hour answering service, flexible appointments and skillful representation to individuals throughout Salt Lake City, Utah.