When Can You Be Accused Of Resisting Arrest In NYC?

Resisting arrest, or being charged with resisting arrest, can complicate any criminal case. Here’s what you need to know.

In New York, you can be charged with resisting arrest any time police believe you have intentionally attempted to prevent a police officer or a peace officer from arresting either yourself, or another person. It is rarely a stand-along charge, but is, instead, usually found alongside the original charges that caused police to arrest the defendant in the first place.

A resisting arrest charge is a Class A misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to one year in prison in addition to whatever sentence the original charge carries.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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