Arlington Resisting Arrest Lawyer

A charge of resisting arrest will very seldom stand-alone, as the very fact you were being arrested in the first place means there is already a criminal accusation against you. It is a quite natural response when someone tries to place you under arrest to try to stop this happening. However, if you are not careful and use excessive force you could easily find yourself being charged with resisting arrest. Do not underestimate the seriousness of this charge, as it can often be used as evidence against you to help with the conviction on some other charge you are facing.

If you have been charged with resisting arrest in North Texas or Arlington area, and also with another criminal charge in tandem with it, contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help immediately. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby is familiar with the charge of resisting arrest, and with all possible defenses against it. Resisting arrest can often be a sign of police misconduct or to the use of excessive force when they take you into custody. These  possible police misconduct and misuse of force issues will be closely investigated, and used to defend you against these types of charges.

A charge of resisting arrest has many possible defenses, and Mike Goolsby is familiar with all of these, and will explore any possible way to avoid this charge. Often a charge of resisting arrest can be a cover for police misconduct or excessive use of force and these issues will be fully investigated and if appropriate used in your defense.

You are entitled to have your attorney present any time you are questioned by the police, do not rely on an overworked public defender with a massive caseload. Attorney Mike Goolsby can handle the interview process, and often with careful negotiation, mean the difference between the level of charges that are placed against you, or sometimes if charges are even brought in the first place. Protect your liberty and lifestyle and make sure you have good representation in place when you are accused of resisting arrest.

The state must be made to prove any accusations they make against you to the fullest extent possible. A charge of resisting arrest can often be difficult to prove, the state must show that actual physical force was used to prevent police officers performing their duties. This can include excessive struggling, resisting handcuffs being put on you, striking out violently, attempting to prevent yourself being placed in a cell or a police car, and other similar actions. In certain cases there may also be charges of assault linked to a resisting arrest accusation if you caused injury to anyone at the time.

No matter how serious or trivial you believe this charge to be, resisting arrest can be problematic, and can lead to a more severe sentence being attached to another charge you are accused of. When facing resisting arrest charges or indeed any criminal accusation in North Texas or Arlington area contact The Goolsby Law Firm and attorney Mike Goolsby for a free consultation at your earliest opportunity. Mike Goolsby will work tirelessly to protect your rights, and prove your innocence, and firmly believes the state should be made to prove any accusation to the fullest extent possible that it makes against you. Call today confidentiality is assured.