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Resisting Arrest

What is Resisting Arrest?

Resisting arrestSouth Carolina law states that resisting arrest is:

  • A) It is unlawful for a person knowingly and wilfully to oppose or resist a law enforcement officer in serving, executing, or attempting to serve or execute a legal writ or process or to resist an arrest being made by one whom the person knows or reasonably should know is a law enforcement officer, whether under process or not.
  • B) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and wilfully assault, beat, or wound a law enforcement officer engaged in serving, executing, or attempting to serve or execute a legal writ or process or to assault, beat, or wound an officer when the person is resisting an arrest being made by one whom the person knows or reasonably should know is a law enforcement officer, whether under process or not.

Being charged with resisting arrest is a serious matter, and upon conviction it could cost you fines and time in jail. An effective South Carolina defense attorney may be able to help with your case.

Resisting an officer or resisting arrest is when a person intentionally from a police officer attempting to lawfully arrest or detain him or her. A person can be charged with resisting arrest if they flee from or attempt to resist a lawful arrest.

It is never a good idea to try and run from police or attempt to evade them if they are seeking your arrest- even if you feel you are innocent. If you evade a police officer it will only make things worse.

If you are wanted for an arrest or have a warrant for arrest, don’t try to fight back with police or be belligerent. Just remain calm.

Being charged with resisting arrest is a serious matter in South Carolina. Call the criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation to see how we can assist you with your case.

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