Resisting arrest is defined under Ohio law as, recklessly or by force, resisting or interfering with a lawful arrest.
At minimum, resisting arrest is a second-degree misdemeanor. If a member of law enforcement sustains an injury as a result of alleged resistance of arrest, then it becomes a first-degree misdemeanor, and if the officer alleges the injury resulted from a deadly weapon, it becomes a felony of the fourth degree.
Any allegation of resisting arrest is always prosecuted aggressively as police officers and prosecutors work together closely in the courts. Allegations of resisting arrest are very serious and should not be taken lightly. Make sure you have an attorney experienced in defense against allegations of sexual misconduct. Contact Ohio attorney Brandon Shroy today.