Resisting Arrest

Resisting Arrest

The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/31-1 which provides:

“A person who knowingly resists or obstructs the performance by one known to the person to be a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee of any authorized act within his official capacity commits a Class A misdemeanor.”

PENALTIES

Resisting Arrest is a Class A Misdemeanor. The range of penalties for the charge of Resisting Arrest is up to 364 days in the county jail; fines up to $2,500.00; and/or up to 24 months conditional discharge or probation. This is offense is non-supervision eligible. Additionally, the minimum penalty for a conviction of Resisting Arrest is two days in the county jail or 100 hours of public service work.Resisting Arrest is considered a serious offense by the Illinois Legislature.

As result, you cannot receive court supervision if you plead guilty or are found guilty, regardless of your criminal history. A conviction can follow you for the rest of your life.

CONTACT DEFENSE ATTORNEY DAVID W. LAWLER

The State of Illinois treats all resisting arrest offenses as very serious matters. At the Lawler Brown Law Firm we understand that our legal representation must tailor to your specific life situation. You should feel confident in knowing you hired the right Defense Attorney to best represent your specific needs. No attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case. But rest assured, I will fight to ensure the best possible resolution in your case. Contact our office today for a FREE consultation.

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