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New Jersey Resisting Arrest Lawyer 

Seasoned New Jersey Resisting Arrest Lawyer Fighting for Clients Charged with Resisting Arrest In Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, and Throughout NJ 

It’s natural to respond in fear and frustration when approached aggressively by a law enforcement officer. You may react by being combative or arguing with the officer. Unfortunately, your actions may be viewed as an attempt to resist arrest. Resisting arrest is considered an illegal act in New Jersey. A resisting arrest charge carries serious consequences. It is therefore important to have an experienced New Jersey resisting arrest lawyer defending your rights. 

If you have been charged with resisting arrest, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mollo Law Firm. Our attorney has extensive experience in defending clients accused of resisting arrest. Lawyer Al Mollo will take immediate action to protect your rights. He will work to get the best possible outcome for your case. 

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New Jersey Resisting Arrest Lawyer

If you are facing resisting arrest charges it is important to have a seasoned New Jersey resisting arrest lawyer fighting in your corner. Criminal prosecutors are especially tough on defendants that are accused of resisting arrest. 

Lawyer Al Mollo has successfully represented many people accused of resisting arrest. You can rely on his skills and experience to not only represent and defend you in your resisting arrest charge but also in the underlying charge that led to your arrest. Our law firm is ready to take immediate action to defend your case. Contact us and schedule an appointment for a consultation with our seasoned attorney. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Resisting Arrest in New Jersey 

The underlying charges for which I was arrested were dismissed. Will the resisting arrest charges still stand?

Yes. The charges associated with resisting arrest are considered independent from the charges for the offense that led to your arrest. Even if the underlying charges that you were arrested for are dismissed, you could still be convicted for the charges of resisting arrest. It is therefore important to engage a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. Your attorney will not only assist you with the underlying charges but also in getting the resisting arrest charges dropped or reduced.

How can a criminal defense lawyer defend against resisting arrest charges?

An experienced New Jersey resisting arrest lawyer will examine your case and gather evidence to defend against a conviction. There are two main defenses against resisting arrest charges. 

– Self-defense 

Your attorney may show that you acted out of self-defense. For example, if the arresting officer did not adequately identify themselves as a law enforcement officer, you may have acted out and resisted the arrest as self-defense as you were unaware of their true intention. 

– Use of excessive force
Police officers are required to meet set standards in the execution of an arrest. If the arresting officer behaved inappropriately, you may have a valid argument that the resulting actions were in resistance to the use of excessive force by the police officer.