Law of the Day: Resisting Arrest or Detention

Arrested for “resisting arrest” in New Hampshire?  Were you charged with “resisting arrest” or “resisting detention” in New Hampshire?  Sometimes this charge is piled onto a DWI charge if the driver questions the cop about why he or she is being arrested when they are not actually driving while intoxicated.   A resisting arrest conviction can haunt you for a long time.  If you have been charged with resisting arrest or DWI or both in any New Hampshire Court, please feel free to call me today at 1-603-893-0074 for a free consultation to discuss your case and your options.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Here is what they have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction for resisting arrest or resisting detention in New Hampshire:

TITLE LXII New Hampshire Criminal Code
CHAPTER 642  Obstructing Governmental Operations

RSA 642:2 (2011)

RSA 642:2  Resisting Arrest or Detention.

A person is guilty of a misdemeanor when the person knowingly or purposely physically interferes with a person recognized to be a law enforcement official, including a probation or parole officer, seeking to effect an arrest or detention of the person or another regardless of whether there is a legal basis for the arrest. A person is guilty of a class B felony if the act of resisting arrest or detention causes serious bodily injury, as defined in RSA 625:11, VI, to another person. Verbal protestations alone shall not constitute resisting arrest or detention.

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Salem, NH 03079

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One Response to Law of the Day: Resisting Arrest or Detention

  1. Davey J says:

    Can they charge with this without any evidence you actually resisted like if you just look at them the wrong way? or do you actually have to resist them?


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