Criminal Defense
Resisting Arrest charges in Northern Illinois? Contact Harter & Schottland today for a free consultation.


Even when you are innocent, Resisting Arrest can lead to trouble and misdemeanor charges. Obstructing a Peace Officer can also lead to charges. Although a Resisting Arrest or Obstructing a Peace Officer in Illinois is a lesser crime than a felony, no criminal charge should be taken lightly. Misdemeanors often come with heavy fines and jail time. Resisting Arrest or Obstruction of Peace Officer misdemeanor convictions on your record can also affect your employment and immigration rights, as well as other aspects of your life. If you already have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, the sentence for a subsequent offense will likely be more severe. That is why it is always wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding any Resisting Arrest or Obstruction of Peace Officer misdemeanor charges in Illinois.


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At Harter & Schottland, our attorneys have successfully defended clients against Resisting Arrest or Obstruction of Peace Officer misdemeanor charges.


In Illinois, misdemeanor offenses are grouped by classes. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a year in county jail, $2,500 in fines or both; Class B misdemeanors can be punished by a sentence of six months in jail and $1,500; Class C misdemeanors by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.


We don't just hold your hand and plead you guilty. We fight the charge. 


If you have been charged with a Resisting Arrest or Obstruction of Peace Officer misdemeanor, please contact our law firm as soon as possible for authoritative legal advice and effective representation. We offer a free case evaluation to advise you of your rights and options. Our attorneys will fight to win your case, protect your rights and minimize the negative consequences both today and in the future.


Concerned about the effect of a Resisting Arrest or Obstruction of Peace Officer misdemeanor on your record? Contact us about record expungement.


From offices in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan and Woodstock, we represent clients throughout Northern Illinois, including the communities of North Chicago, Spring Grove, Grayslake, Deerfield and Wauconda.