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Resisting Arrest

New Jersey Resisting Arrest Attorney

Intoxication, communication problems and other issues can quickly escalate a normal police encounter into a charge of resisting arrest. Such charges are common in shore areas where there are a large number of bars. However, our attorneys have seen a wide variety of scenarios that can lead to resisting arrest charges across New Jersey. A good attorney can work to develop defenses that protect you from a criminal record and other penalties. If you are facing a resisting arrest charge in any court in New Jersey, call the attorneys that will fight for you!

With an office in New Brunswick, our criminal defense lawyers can represent you in any court in New Jersey. Call us today to speak to an aggressive, technical attorney and begin the fight against your charges.

2C:29-2. Resisting arrest

a. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if he purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. (2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if he, by flight, purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. (3) An offense under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection a. is a crime of the third degree if the person:

(a) Uses or threatens to use physical force or violence against the law enforcement officer or another; or

(b) Uses any other means to create a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the public servant or another.

It is not a defense to a prosecution under this subsection that the law enforcement officer was acting unlawfully in making the arrest, provided he was acting under color of his official authority and provided the law enforcement officer announces his intention to arrest prior to the resistance.

Our New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys can represent you with any of these common criminal offenses in any municipal court:

  • Simple Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a)
  • Criminal Mischief , N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3
  • Trespassing, Defiant Trespass, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
  • Hazing, N.J.S.A. 2C:40-3
  • Shoplifting, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11
  • Obstruction, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1
  • Resisting Arrest, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2
  • Hindering Apprehension, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3
  • Contempt, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9
  • Disorderly Conduct , N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2
  • Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
  • Vandalism, Graffiti, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-10, 2C:33-11
  • Maintaining a Nuisance, 2C:33-12
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15
  • Loitering to Obtain CDS, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1
  • Providing Alcohol to Minors, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-17
  • Smoking in Public, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-13

With an office in New Brunswick, our criminal defense lawyers can represent you in any court in New Jersey. Call us today to speak to a tough, smart attorney and begin the fight against your charges.

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