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According to Illinois law, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee includes knowingly resisting or obstructing the performance of an official's duty. If anyone does so, he or she would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
If you've been accused of obstructing/ resisting an official in an act within his or her official capacity, you will need an excellent Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney to represent you. Talk to us about your case today.
A charge of obstructing/ resisting would be considered a Class A misdemeanor, which is the worst kind of misdemeanor and is one step below a felony.
Conviction allows a judge to sentence a person to up to 1 year in jail and a fine of $2,500 in addition to a mandatory 48-hour imprisonment or 100 hours of community service:
- Work release
- Home detention
If during the crime a person caused injury to an official, it is considered a Class 4 felony, which can lead to 1 to 3 years in prison and a huge legal fine.
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A felony on your record can cause you any number of problems if a criminal background check is required, which could cost you a job. Additionally, you may not be able to afford the high fine or the lost time if you're sentenced to jail. If you find yourself accused of obstructing/ resisting an official, you need an experienced Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney on your side. Ahmad Law Firm is a highly rated firm with attorneys who have tried thousands of criminal cases.