Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer
Our defense attorneys commonly represent clients charged with Resisting or obstructing a Peace Officer (Police Officer). Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer is an extremely common charge in Illinois. It is often a companion charge to other misdemeanor offenses that have allegedly been committed by the accused.
The police normally want complete cooperation and submission to their authority when they are investigating and/or apprehending a suspect that they believe committed a crime. Some individuals engage in combat with the police during their arrest and a resisting or obstructing charge is normally brought. Other times, an individual is merely being uncooperative and the police decide to charge the accused when the behavior does not warrant it. Nonetheless, this offense must be taken seriously because, similar to a charge of domestic battery, one cannot receive court supervision for this offense in Illinois. Once again, it is often wise for the criminal defense attorney to urge the prosecutor to amend this offense to another charge that is supervision-eligible due to the harsh sentencing provisions governing this charge.
Contact the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola if you would like to speak with our defense lawyers about your criminal charges.