Resisting Arrest Laws In Maryland
Often times a resisting arrest charge in Maryland started out as something much less serious but developed into a resisting arrest charge. It may have begun as a routine traffic stop or perhaps by forgetting to pay a traffic ticket. But resisting arrest is a serious charge, it is a good idea to consult with a criminal defense attorney.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest in Maryland please do not hesitate to call Rubin & Pipkin, PA in Baltimore. Call 410-727-8710. You can also contact us online.
Charges Associated With Resisting Arrest In Maryland
Rarely is resisting arrest the sole charge you are charged with in Maryland. In order to resist arrest you have generally would be arrested for something else as well. Resisting arrest is usually a secondary or ancillary charge. Common primary charges are:
- Drug Charges
- Sex Offenses
- Juvenile Crimes
How Serious is Resisting Arrest?
The state of Maryland considers resisting arrest either a misdemeanor or a felony. The events leading up to, and surrounding, the arrest determine if it is a misdemeanor or felony. If you run from or evade police on foot it will most likely be a misdemeanor. If you use physical force to resist arrest than it can be consider a felony in Maryland.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest in the Baltimore area, our lawyers can help. Call Rubin & Pipkin, PA at 410-727-8710. You can also contact us online.