Resisting arrest is a criminal offense that a prosecutor can charge as a misdemeanor or a felony (i.e., a "wobbler"). Either way, an individual convicted of resisting arrest is facing severe penalties. Criminal defense lawyer Anna R. Yum, a former prosecutor, is thoroughly experienced in the handling of charges relating to resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer, and she can help you fight the charges with an appropriate defense.
Your Conduct Is the Issue
In the California statutes, resisting arrest is defined as any conduct that "obstructs, resists, or delays an officer in the lawful performance of his or her duties." Examples of conduct that may be considered resisting arrest are:
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