Rhoades,Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC


Albany Harassment Lawyers
We really do welcome your call.

We will meet with you in person and without charge to discuss your case.

We will not pressure you in anyway.

We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Call us now at 518-389-2900 to start rebuilding your life.

Albany Harassment Lawyers

Have you been arrested for resisting arrest in New York State?  

        Under New York law, the crime of resisting arrest consists of preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from arresting you when he or she has the legal right to do so.  This law is broad and it includes a variety of conduct including pulling your hands back while a police officer tries to put handcuffs on you.  The conduct in question need not be violent to be resisting arrest.

        Resisting arrest is a class "A" misdemeanor punishable by up to one (1) year in jail.  If you are convicted of resisting arrest, you will have a criminal record.

        Our Albany Resisting Arrest Lawyers 
understand that, on occasion, people act out of character.  This is particularly true when alcohol is involved.  We also understand that police officers often provoke these incidents by abusing their power.

        We have helped many people charged with resisting arrest to move on with their lives.  We can help you.  Call us now at 518-389-2900 so that we can protect your rights and freedoms.

Possible Defenses

       The law regarding resisting arrest is broad and that makes it a difficult charge to defend.  However, one possible defense to resisting arrest is that the police officer had no right to arrest you in the first instance.  If you hire us, we will analyze this defense to determine if it can be used to defeat your charges.


            $750.  This is a flat fee and you will not pay more unless your case proceeds to trial.  Very few of these cases proceed to trial.

Call your Albany, New York Resisting Arrest Attorneys now at 518-389-2900.








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