Resisting a Peace Officer Attorney

Have you or someone you know been accused of Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer in Illinois?

If you have recently been arrested or are facing criminal charges for Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer(720 ILCS 5/31-1), in Waukegan or Lake County, Illinois, then it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Besides your attorney, do not talk with anyone else concerning the situation, specifically the authorities, until you have consulted with an experienced criminal attorney like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is nearly always your recommended choice when you are dealing with criminal charges. You are under no obligation to speak to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your lawyer present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have decades of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the knowledge to help you.

Call us right now to discover how our criminal defense lawyers can shield your rights and work toward the best achievable outcome in your case.

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Resisting or Obstruction a Peace Officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee (720 ILCS 5/31-1)

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 or her official capacity commits a Class A misdemeanor.

In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee to be sentenced to a minimum of 48 consecutive hours of imprisonment or ordered to perform community service for not less than 100 hours as may be determined by the court. The person shall not be eligible for probation in order to reduce the sentence of imprisonment or community service.

A person convicted for a violation of this Section whose violation was the proximate cause of an injury to a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee is guilty of a Class 4 felony.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly and find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer.

Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer Attorney in Waukegan, Illinois

Choosing the best criminal defense lawyer to handle your Resisting or Obstruction case can be a complicated decision. But with over 50 years of combined legal experience and wide-ranging trial work, you can be certain that by an opting for the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the best choice. We are highly respected within the legal community and have a reputation for intense advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the most outstanding legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

Put our expertise and experience to work for you on your case, just as we have done for 1000s of completely satisfied clients.

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Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews*

Very helpful, and a good person – 5.0 stars

“Mr. Winer was my child’s lawyer during a particularly stressful time for our family that involved a major case and a handful of smaller ones. He helped our family navigate through a maze of legal activities, and he worked with prosecutors to consolidate cases and court dates, which I believe would otherwise have resulted in more severe punishment and impact on our family. Our outcome was much better than we expected. Beyond the legal expertise, he treated our family with compassion, gave my child kind but firm advice, and was just overall a very decent person. We’re very grateful that we had Mr. Winer as our lawyer and highly recommend him.” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Resisting or Obstructing. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have decades of trial experience. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply knowledgeable with all aspects of the local court system. Put our skill and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to helping you get through the process to reach your greatest possible outcome. Set up your initial consultation right now so we can begin the process of assessing how good your prospects are for an advantageous end result in court, or at the negotiating table.

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Other Crimes Related to Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer and other crimes related to interference with public officers, for example:

  • Resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee, 720 ILCS 5/31-1
  • Disarming a peace officer or correctional institution employee, 720 ILCS 5/31-1a
  • Obstructing service of process, 720 ILCS 5/31-3
  • Obstructing justice, 720 ILCS 5/31-4
  • Obstructing identification, 720 ILCS 5/31-4.5
  • Concealing or aiding a fugitive, 720 ILCS 5/31-5
  • Escape; failure to report to a penal institution or to report for periodic imprisonment, 720 ILCS 5/31-6
  • Aiding escape, 720 ILCS 5/31-7
  • Refusing to aid an officer, 720 ILCS 5/31-8
  • Obstructing an emergency management worker, 720 ILCS 5/31-9

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Interfering with Public Officials.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.