What is Resisting Arrest?
Resisting Arrest is the crime of attempting to get away from a police officer, whether during a car chase or on foot. Being charged with resisting arrest is a serious matter and requires an effective South Carolina defense attorney 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 knowingly flee from an officer of the law.
Most of us go about our daily lives with little to no contact with the law or law enforcement officers. It’s completely understandable that when faced with a confrontation with police, it can be a stressful and startling experience. Sometimes when we are thrown into these types of situations, we make mistakes in judgment.
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.