New Hampshire Law of the Day: Resisting Arrest by Salem, NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens 603.893.0074
November 7, 2014 Leave a comment
If you have been arrested for resisting arrest in New Hampshire or were charged with resisting detention or resisting arrest in New Hampshire, the penalties can be severe and the consequences are harsh if you are convicted. Sometimes this charge is compiled into a DWI charge if: the driver questions the cop about why he or she is being arrested, when they are actually NOT driving while intoxicated. An arrest or conviction for resisting arrest 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 (24/7) at 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