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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

INTERFERENCE WITH AN ARRESTING OFFICER IN UTAH

Helping You Fight Charges of Resisting Arrest

If you are placed under arrest, cooperation is the best policy in nearly all cases. Utah law imposes strict penalties for resisting arrest or interfering with the arrest of another, and even seemingly innocuous and minor conduct can constitute resistance. Moreover, even if the charges underlying your arrest are ultimately dismissed, interference with an arresting officer may stand on its own. At Intermountain Legal we use our practical knowledge of the criminal justice system to help clients fight these substantial charges. Our thorough understanding of the criminal code allows us to identify weaknesses in the case against you and use those weaknesses as leverage for obtaining a dismissal or favorable plea bargain.

What is Resisting Arrest in Utah?

Under Utah law, the crime of interference with an arresting officer is broadly defined to include not only acts of violence but also any use of force as well as any other act that impedes an arrest. Even inaction, such as refusing to follow instructions from a police officer, can lead to a person being charged for interfering with an arresting officer. Lastly, these charges can stem from conduct that interferes with the arrest of a person other than you.

Resisting arrest is often combined with other charges. But interfering with an arresting officer is still a Class B misdemeanor and a serious criminal offense. As with other crimes involving conflicts with police in Utah, even if the other charges against you are dropped, a resisting charge can still mean fines, jail time and a criminal record. That’s why people accused of resisting arrest should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

Call The Firm For a Free Consultation About Charges of Resisting Arrest

We at Intermountain Legal fully appreciate the effect any type of criminal charge can have on your life and reputation. We make every case as important to us as it is to you. We make every effort to keep you informed and to keep your goals and concerns in mind when constructing our strategy and always strive for a swift and favorable resolution of your contact with the criminal justice system. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today at 801-970-2800 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.

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Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.


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STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

 
JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

 
STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

 
MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Marks's experience, click here.

 
MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.