Raleigh, NC Defense Lawyer - Wiley Nickel
Resisting Arrest Lawyer in Raleigh North Carolina.
Do you want to find a Resisting Arrest lawyer in Raleigh North Carolina and don't know where to turn? The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC defends those accused of resisting arrest. The charge can be either resist, delay or obstruct an officer in the pursuit of his duties. This is a fairly open ended charge and one that officers will generally use at best when someone actually fights an arrest or at worst when someone upsets an officer. The later being a much easier case to defend and win.
Resist, Delay or Obstruct a law enforcement officer
This is a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail when the offender interferes with an official duty being carried out by law enforcement. This can include running or resisting the police during an arrest, lying to an officer about your name or the whereabouts of an individual when an arrest warrant is being served, or interfering with an officer who is carrying out an official duty.
NC GS § 14‑223. Resisting officers.
The statute defines the crime as follows: "If any person shall willfully and unlawfully resist, delay or obstruct a public officer in discharging or attempting to discharge a duty of his office, he shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor."
Accused of Resisting Arrest?
Resisting arrest is a common defense police officers use if they are accused of using excessive force. One of the first things a criminal defense lawyer should do is look for photographic evidence. Videos from police dashboard cameras or cell phone cameras can tell a different story from the police officers’ version of events. If you have been a victim, we encourage you to photograph your injuries and the scene.
Raleigh Misdemeanors Attorney
At The Law offices of Wiley Nickel, our Raleigh Misdemeanor Attorney provides aggressive criminal defense of a wide range of charges. First time offenders are often eligible for the first offenders program in Wake County whereby community service is performed to earn a voluntary dismissal of the charge. Contact us a for a free consultation to see if community service is an option to avoid the possibility of a stain on your record and jail time.
Wiley Nickel is an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience on both sides of the case as a former prosector. A zealous advocate in defense of his clients, Wiley Nickel understands the lifelong impact that a misdemeanor conviction can have on your potential employment and reputation in the community. Please call us today at 1 (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation about your case.