Defenses to a Resisting Arrest Charge

Matthew Lopez Law aggressively represents clients throughout the entire State of Arizona who have been charged with resisting arrest. Under A.R.S. § 13-2508, a person commits resists arrest by intentionally or attempting to prevent a police officer from effecting an arrest by:

  • using or threatening to use physical force against the officer; or
  • using any other means creating a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the officer.

Resisting arrest is a class 6 felony and can carry up to 1.5 years in prison.

Resisting Arrest Attorney

Matthew Lopez Law is experienced in investigating and defending resisting arrest charges. In some circumstances we are able to prove that our clients were not resisting arrest and the charges are merely a misunderstanding. Additionally, there are times when we are able to work closely with prosecutors and judges to reduce the resisting arrest charge to another charge which carries fewer consequences; in some cases, reducing the felony resisting arrest charge to a misdemeanor. 
Because resisting arrest is a felony, this charge should be taken seriously and handled by an experience attorney who will fight for your rights.

If you have been charged with resisting arrest, contact Matthew Lopez Law to schedule a free consultation.