esisting arrest is a Class A Misdemeanor. 720 ILCS 5/31-1 states:
"A person who knowingly resists or obstructs the performance by one known to the person to be a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee of any authorized act within his official capacity commits a Class A misdemeanor."
The range of penalties for the charge of Resisting Arrest is up to 364 days in jail, fines up to $2,500, and up to 24 months conditional discharge or probation. This offense is not eligible for supervision. Additionally the minimum penalty for a conviction of resisting arrest is two days in jail or 100 hours of public service work. Resisting arrest is looked at as a serious offense by the Illinois Criminal Justice System, since it is not eligible for supervision a conviction of resisting arrest could follow you the rest of your life.
When facing resisting arrest charges, it is essential to find a skilled lawyer as early in the process as possible to ensure the best possible outcome. To obtain quality legal defense representation in Rockford, or anywhere in Winnebago or surrounding Illinois counties and communities, contact attorney Marriett Legal for a free consultation at (815) 391-0089. Marriett Legal also can be reached securely through the link listed below or by email here.