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Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Former Cook County Felony Prosecutor

Resisting Arrest

Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg – For Those Facing a Resisting Arrest Charge


If you are facing charges for resisting arrest, you are most likely facing other charges, as well; that is, the offense or offenses you were initially being arrested for when you allegedly resisted. Depending upon the circumstances and whether or not the arresting officer was injured while you were supposedly resisting arrest, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony charge. However, even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you will spend at least two days in jail or at least 100 hours doing community service if you are convicted. If convicted of a felony charge, the consequences will be even more severe. In order to have the possibility of avoiding any of these penalties, you will want to have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney in Chicago such as Andrew M. Weisberg at your side providing you with the legal counsel and representation that you need as you face resisting arrest charges.


Chicago Defense Attorney Andrew M. Weisberg Can Provide the Aggressive Defense You Need


Although in common language we refer to the charge as resisting arrest, what you have actually been accused of is “resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee.” Consequently, there are a number of offenses that fall under this sort of language, in addition to the actually resisting arrest. There are also other offenses that can occur in the course of this one such as disarming a peace officer or correctional institution employee or obstructing identification. Because of all the variables involved and the possibility of multiple offenses being interconnected, it is almost impossible for anyone to decipher what it all means and what the potential consequences could be without the help of a criminal lawyer in Chicago. Defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg has the legal acumen that is needed to thoroughly analyze and evaluate your case and then provide you with an aggressive defense aimed at obtaining the best possible outcome for you given your particular set of circumstances.


Andrew M. Weisberg – Defending You Against Resisting Arrest Charges in Chicago


Whatever charges you are facing, in addition to or in combination with the resisting arrest charge, criminal defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg will investigate every aspect of your case and follow all legitimate avenues to construct a defense that will uphold and defend your rights and obtain for you the best possible outcome to your case. Mr. Weisberg has years of experience in handling cases just like yours, and it is possible that he can get charges against you lowered or perhaps some of them dropped altogether. Even when that is not possible, you can rest assured that as your criminal lawyer in Chicago, Andrew M. Weisberg will work tirelessly to provide you with the high quality representation that you and your case deserve. Criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg has experience in handling the following:


  • Resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee 720 ILCS 5/31-1
  • Disarming a peace officer or correctional institution employee 720 ILCS 5/31-1a
  • Obstructing service of process 720 ILCS 5/31-3
  • Obstructing justice 720 ILCS 5/31-4
  • Obstructing identification 720 ILCS 5/31-4.5
  • Concealing or aiding a fugitive 720 ILCS 5/31-5
  • Escape; failure to report to a penal institution or to report of periodic imprisonment 720 ILCS 5/31-6
  • Aiding escape 720 ILCS 5/31-7
  • Refusing to aid an officer 720 ILCS 5/31-8
  • … and more

If you have been charged with any of these crimes or any combination of them, Chicago defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need as you attempt to build an adequate defense to combat these charges


When You Need an Aggressive and Experienced Chicago Defense Lawyer – Andrew M. Weisberg


There is no doubt that Andrew M. Weisberg, Chicago criminal attorney, has the wealth and depth of legal knowledge and experience necessary to adequately represent you. Formerly a prosecuting attorney with the Cook County D.A.’s office, Mr. Weisberg opened his private practice focused solely on criminal defense in order to offer anyone accused of a crime a high quality and expert defense. His work as a prosecutor enables him to look at cases from every angle in order to construct a defense that often preempts whatever strategies the prosecution had planned on advancing. This is part of why he can offer you the aggressive and strong defense that you need in your case.


Experienced and Knowledgeable – Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney – Andrew M. Weisberg


With the multiplicity of charges you are facing, you may be quite apprehensive regarding your future and what it holds. However, with Andrew M. Weisberg as your criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, many of those fears can be assuaged because you have a defense attorney who is committed to treating you with respect and dignity and providing you with the high-powered defense that you deserve.


Contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg When You Are in Search of a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer


If you have been charged with resisting arrest in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.

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