Leonard Biddison

Attorney at Law

(866) 721-9510

Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden NJ Resisting Arrest Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney wIth Offices in Haddonfield, NJ

Resisting Arrest
Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest and eluding a police officer are very common crimes in New Jersey. Alcohol is involved many times with these cases, so we realize that a resisting arrest charge can happen to anyone. The consequences if convicted however can be quite severe. They include time in prison, fines, community service, and probation. That is why you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to assist you in getting the most desirable result in your resisting arrest case.

The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison represent clients in New Jersey including Burlington and Camden County charged with offenses such as aggravated assault, carjacking, and disorderly conduct. Our lawyers have been handling a huge variety of cases for many years with tremendous success. In fact, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute charges for the State including resisting arrest. If you have been charged with resisting arrest, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges against you is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.

Resisting Arrest Lawyer in Cherry Hill NJ

In New Jersey, resisting arrest is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2a. It states:

a. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if he purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. (2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if he, by flight, purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. (3) An offense under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection a. is a crime of the third degree if the person:
(a) Uses or threatens to use physical force or violence against the law enforcement officer or another; or
(b) Uses any other means to create a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the public servant or another.

Note: Even if the arrest is unlawful, this does not provide you will a valid defense for resisting arrest. The officer must only be acting within his duties and must announce his or her intention to arrest before the resistance. 

Resisting Arrest Penalties in New Jersey 

  • If convicted of resisting arrest in the third degree, you can face up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
  • If convicted of resisting arrest in the fourth degree, you can face up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
  • If convicted of resisting arrest as a disorderly persons offense, you can face up to 6 months in the county jail.

Note: If physical force is used against the officers, the charges can be upgraded to aggravated assault in which case the penalties can be much more severe. For example, if found guilty of aggravated assault in the second degree, you can face up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Contact a Woodlyne NJ Resisting Arrest Lawyer for a Free Consultation

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a resisting arrest charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of assault law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.


Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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The Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison

Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.


Philadelphia Location

230 South Broad Street Suite 1501

Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield Location

132 North Haddon Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

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