What counts as resisting arrest in New York?

Resisting arrest in any form is considered a crime in New York. You could face additional charges if you deliberately prevent or try to stop a police officer from carrying out an authorized arrest for a suspected crime. If you are convicted of resisting arrest, you may face further penalties in addition to any punishment that results from the original offense.

Unfortunately, it does not take much for a police officer to accuse you of resisting arrest. Running away, lifting your arms to avoid being handcuffed, being violent or struggling with officers are examples of actions that may be considered resisting arrest. Any type of behavior that obstructs an officer’s legal duties can lead to a resisting arrest charge.

If you have been charged with resisting arrest in New York, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Brill Legal Group is dedicated to protecting your rights, no matter what crimes you have been accused of committing.

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