Resisting Law Enforcement And Criminal Charges For Resisting Arrest In Indiana
Being approached by a police officer can be nerve-wracking and could easily lead to unintentional resistance. If you were charged with resisting law enforcement in Greenwood, Johnson County or Bargersville, criminal defense attorney Dorie Maryan is a resisting arrest lawyer who has over 20 years of trial experience and criminal defense. She founded Maryan Law, LLC, to defend individuals who have been accused of crimes.
What Does It Mean To Resist Law Enforcement?
There are three different types of resisting law enforcement charges. These include:
- Resisting law enforcement by force, if you forcibly restricted, obstructed or interfered with a police officer’s duties
- Resisting law enforcement by flight if you fled from a police officer after they identified themselves or turned on their vehicle’s emergency lights
- Resisting law enforcement as a felony if you used a vehicle to flee or drew a deadly weapon
No matter what type of resisting arrest or resisting law enforcement charges were filed against you, attorney Maryan has the resources, experience and knowledge to craft a defense strategy on your behalf.
Resisting A Breath Test During A DUI Stop
When a law enforcement officer makes a traffic stop and suspects that the driver of the vehicle is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is investigating a possible charge for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), or driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), the officer will likely ask the drive to take a breathalyzer test. In the state of Indiana, refusing to take a breath test is against the law. In the state of Indiana, anyone who has a driver’s license is presumed to have consented to take a breathalyzer test if asked. Refusal to take a breath test during a traffic stop is a direct violation of that implied consent.