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Joliet Resisting Arrest Lawyer

Defending Resisting Arrest and Police Obstruction Charges in Will County

In Illinois, charges of resisting arrest or obstructing justice can be very serious. A conviction for resisting arrest carries a mandatory sentence of 48 hours in jail or 100 hours of community service, regardless of whether on offense is charged as a felony or misdemeanor. Probation or court supervision will not be available to reduce a sentence. In these situations, you should not trust your future to just any criminal defense attorney. You need an aggressive and skilled trial attorney to help you defend against these charges and any other accusations you may be facing.

As a former Will County prosecutor and current defense attorney, Attorney Jack Zaremba understands how these cases are approached from both sides. He will use his skill and knowledge of the law in the defense of your case. At the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C., we know what is at stake, and we approach every case with the determination needed to keep your record clean.

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest requires a physical act. Words alone are not enough. While the physical acts can vary, they usually involve pulling away from an officer when being placed under arrest, running away, or fighting with the officer. While these cases will usually result in Class A misdemeanor charges, you could be charged with a Class 4 felony if you are accused of causing a police officer to suffer an injury while testing arrest. Ultimately, it is up to the state to prove that you in fact resisted arrest or otherwise obstructed an officer from performing their duties.

Although each case is different, it is possible to have cases dismissed outright. Where appropriate, Attorney Zaremba may be able to negotiate an agreement to ensure that you will be able to avoid a conviction and keep your record clean.

Obstructing Justice

Obstructing justice typically occurs through the use of words. Any attempts to prevent someone from being apprehended by police or to influence a criminal investigation or prosecution may result in criminal charges. Some examples may include giving a false name to the police or providing false information to law enforcement officials during their investigation of a crime. Obstructing justice is generally charged as a Class 4 felony, although Class 3 felony charges may apply if an offense allegedly involved gang-related activity.

Contact a Joliet Resisting Arrest Lawyer

The Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C. can provide you with legal representation to ensure that you can properly address charges of resisting arrest or obstructing justice. We approach these cases with the skill and determination needed to keep your record clean. Our goal is to help you avoid a conviction, either through a trial verdict or the negotiation of an agreement with prosecutors where appropriate. Do not trust your future to just any defense attorney. Get the legal help and representation you need to ensure that you can achieve the best possible outcome to your case. Contact us at 815-740-4025 for a free consultation.

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