What is the exact criminal law in Virginia for Resisting Arrest?
A. Any person who intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a law-enforcement officer from lawfully arresting him, with or without a warrant, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. For purposes of this section, intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a lawful arrest means fleeing from a law-enforcement officer when (i) the officer applies physical force to the person, or (ii) the officer communicates to the person that he is under arrest and (a) the officer has the legal authority and the immediate physical ability to place the person under arrest, and (b) a reasonable person who receives such communication knows or should know that he is not free to leave.
What must be proven to convict me of Resisting Arrest?
What is the maximum punishment for Resisting Arrest?
Is there a “mandatory minimum” punishment for Resisting Arrest?
What are the consequences to a conviction for Resisting Arrest?
What are the defenses to Resisting Arrest?
If there is no defense to my Resisting Arrest charge, what are ways to avoid a conviction?
Where exactly does your firm handle Resisting Arrest cases?