Joliet Resisting Arrest Lawyer
Obstructing Justice / Obstructing the Police Attorney Serving Will County & Grundy County
In Illinois, a Resisting Arrest or Obstructing Justice charge carries a mandatory conviction, regardless whether it is a felony or misdemeanor case. You are not eligible supervision. Don’t trust your future and record to just any criminal defense attorney. You need an aggressive and skilled trial attorney to get you out of this charge.
As a former Will County prosecutor and current defense attorney, I know the case from both sides and will use my skill and knowledge of the law in the defense of your case. We know what is at stake and approach every case with the determination needed to keep your record clean.
Resisting Arrest requires a physical act. Words alone are not enough. While the physical acts can vary, they usually involve pulling away from an officer when being placed under arrest, running away or fighting with the officer. Ultimately, it is up to the state to prove that you in fact resisted arrest.
Although each case is different, it is possible to have cases dismissed outright and where appropriate, negotiate amendments that avoid the conviction and keep your record clean.
Obstructing justice occurs through the use of words. A prime example of this is giving a false name to the police, as well as providing false information to the police during their investigation of a crime. Although there is not any physical act involved, these cases are punished just the same as a resisting arrest charge. If you are found guilty of obstructing a peace officer, you must receive a conviction. You are not eligible for supervision.
We approach these cases with the same skill and determination needed to keep your record clean. Our goal is to help you avoid that conviction, either by trial or negotiation where appropriate. Don’t trust your future to just any defense attorney. Get the representation you need.