Detroit & Michigan Resisting Arrest Defense Lawyer and Attorney

Resisting Arrest is a Natural Reaction that Could Wind up Costing You Years in Prison
When individuals find themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of being arrested, the natural reaction is to question the arrest, pull away and/or to physically retreat or resist. The reality is that these actions can be charged as an independent criminal offense - Resisting Arrest. If you have been the subject of an arrest or have received a criminal complaint, ticket or summons for Resisting Arrest, the Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC, can assist you.

Under Michigan Law, it is a crime to assault, batter, wound, obstruct, or endanger any duly authorized person serving or attempting to serve or execute any process, rule, or order made or issued by lawful authority or otherwise acting in the performance of his or her duties.In other words, it is against the law to resist a police officer who is lawfully doing his job

If you are charged with resisting arrest, depending on the circumstances you could face up to two years in prison in addition to the charges that were originally against you.And if someone is injured, the penalties are even more severe.

In Michigan, the Courts have ruled that you may resist an unlawful arrest
The Law Office of James G. Schmier may be able to help if you are charged or arrested with resisting arrest. We will look at all the facts, determine if the "duly authorized person' was acting lawfully, and fully examine if under Michigan Law you were entitled to resist and acting lawfully.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving/ DUI attorney providing legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce
Farmington
Farmington Hills
Ferndale
Franklin
Groveland
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Independence
Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus
Lake Orion
Lathrup Village
Lyon Twp.
Madison Heights
Milford
Novi
Novi Township
Oak Park
Oakland Township
Orchard Lake
Orion
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
Southfield
South Lyon
Springfield
Sylvan Lake
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom
Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

Allen Park
Belleville
Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Park
Grosse Pointe Woods
Hamtramck
Highland Park
Huron
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Drunk Driving DUI Attorney
(248) 705 3742