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What Is Considered Resisting Arrest? Criminal Law

What Is Considered Resisting Arrest?

5 years ago by Justin M. Schiks
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In Minnesota, you can be charged with resisting arrest if you are interfering with or obstructing the official duties of a police officer, firefighter, ambulance service personnel or a Department of Revenue employee. Resisting arrest can be considered a felony or misdemeanor depending on the circumstances and the severity of those circumstances that took place at the time of the crime. It is important to know that this crime is punishable anywhere from imprisonment for up to 90 days and up to $1,000 in fines, or the more severe cases are up to 5 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.

Minnesota, April 8, 1983

A case that went to trial on April 8, 1983, involving the incidents occurring on October 1st of 1981 where a man was found guilty of resisting arrest and sentenced to 91-days imprisonment, a fine of $500, and two years’ probation. The defendant and a woman were reportedly in a domestic dispute in which the officer had responded. This is an example of why a person needs legal help. There are too many variables on these of type allegations for a defendant to overcome without an attorney’s help.  It is much more prudent to hire a lawyer to assist in these types of circumstances.

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These types of situations can be incredibly stressful on the one fighting the case and the family, both financially and emotionally. It is essential to seek legal help in these types of situations to help fight your case. Not seeking legal advice can either result in imprisonment or pricey fines that can make it stressful to live your life. Woodbury Criminal Defense Lawyer, Justin Schiks is an experienced award-winning criminal defense attorney that has helped many clients with criminal charges receive favorable outcomes. If you need a qualified Woodbury Criminal Defense Lawyer JS Defense can help you.  

JS Defense cannot guarantee a particular outcome as the judge decides all decisions. However, JS Defense may be able to help you receive the best possible outcome if you are facing criminal charges. It is essential you call today and consult your case with JS Defense for the best possible outcome in your situation.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney Justin M. Schiks who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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