Resisting Arrest

Resisting Arrest in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Charged with Resisting Arrest in Broward County, FL?

When one is arrested by law enforcement, they may not realize until much later that a charge of "resisting without violence" or "resisting with violence" has been added to the list of offenses. This can be very serious as it may increase the penalties you face if convicted.

Almost any action taken by an individual being arrested could be evaluated as resisting arrest, particularly if you are completely taken by surprise when arrested. If you argue, you can be charged with resisting arrest without violence. If you struggle or get physical, the charge can be increased to resisting with violence. If you've been charged with resisting arrest in Broward County, contact our Fort Lauderdale resisting arrest attorneys today.

If you are faced with charges for resisting arrest in Broward County, contact our defense team today!

Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Florida

Charges of resisting arrest can add serious time to any penalty you are facing on other charges. Resisting arrest without violence is classed as a first-degree misdemeanor.

The penalties for resisting arrest without violence may also include:

  • Jail sentence of up to 1 year
  • Probation
  • Significant fines

If the officer involved feels that violence was involved, the charge becomes a third-degree felony.

The penalties for resisting arrest with violence increase to the following:

  • Imprisonment for up to 5 years
  • Probation for up to 5 years
  • Fines that cost up to $5, 000

Usually, these charges are added on to other criminal charges one is facing, but can have a serious impact on your court proceedings. Not only are you charged with a criminal offense, it appears that you resisted arrest. This can alter the perception of you in a negative way.

Defending Your Resisting Arrest Charges in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

If you are facing this charge or other criminal charges, the legal team at our firm offers an immediate consultation to discuss your case and help you to determine how to move forward with your defense. There are many cases in which the charges are dismissed, based on the hard work and dedication of the outstanding legal team at Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

Don't look any further for superior legal defense; call our Fort Lauderdale resisting arrest attorneys today and we can discuss your case during your immediate consultation.


  • Case Dismissed
  • No Conviction
  • Charges Dropped
  • Charges Were Not Filed
  • Case Dismissed

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