What is Resisting Arrest?
South Carolina law defines resisting arrest as when a person knowingly and willfully opposes or resists a law enforcement officer in serving, executing, or attempting to serve or execute a legal writ or process or resisting an arrest being made by one whom the person knows or reasonably should know is a law enforcement officer. In other words, 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. Fighting back or being belligerent with the police will more than likely get you charged with resisting arrest and exacerbate an already heated situation.
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.
Being charged with resisting arrest is a serious matter in South Carolina. If you have been charged with resisting arrest, 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.