Felony and Misdemeanor

Respected Illinois Resisting Arrest Attorney

When many people think about obstructing justice or resisting arrest, they usually think of a minor crime with little or no consequence. While it is true that the majority of these offenses are misdemeanors, what you probably don’t know is that if you are found guilty of such an offense, it automatically shows up as a conviction, leaving you with a permanent criminal record.

Having any type of conviction on your record can negatively impact you in many different areas of your life, including educational and employment opportunities, finding an apartment and obtaining certain professional licenses, just to name a few. If you or a loved one is facing charges for obstructing justice or resisting arrest, do not take the matter lightly. Speak to an experienced Will County criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Working to Preserve Your Future

At the Law Office of Steven Haney, we approach every case with the same determination and sense of urgency. We understand the impact a conviction can have on your future, and we do everything in our power to beat the charges against you and keep your record clean.

Obstructing Justice

In general terms, obstructing justice occurs when a person knowingly provides inaccurate information to the police in regard to a criminal matter. If you are driving on a suspended license, for example, and you provide a false name when you are stopped by police in order to avoid being caught for the offense, you could be charged with obstructing justice.

Our Joliet obstructing justice lawyer will present the strongest possible case on your behalf to prove that you did not break the law and work to avoid a conviction being placed on your record.

Resisting Arrest

If you put forth any act of physical resistance against the police while they are attempting to take you into custody, you could be facing charges for resisting arrest. Running away, struggling to get free while the police are placing you in handcuffs, fighting with police to avoid being arrested and other behaviors can all lead to resisting arrest charges.

As a former Will County prosecutor, Steven Haney knows how to approach criminal cases from both sides. He understands the best approach to negotiating these cases and how to avoid a conviction that will leave you with a permanent criminal record.

Get the Representation You Need

Contact our office today for a free initial consultation to discuss your obstructing justice or resisting arrest case and learn more about what we can do to help you. You can reach us by phone at 815-723-5600 or via e-mail. For your convenience, weekend appointments are available.

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Client Testimonials

  • You were a steady and calming influence when we faced some extremely unsettling circumstances with our teenager who made a stupid decision and was arrested. Your knowledge of the laws and manner in court was very professional and assertive in representing us. You were encouraging to keep our hopes alive for a future for our son who was never in serious trouble before, yet upfront about what he ...

  • I used you twice for a DUI and for a domestic violence dispute. You were simply the best. I could not ask for anything more from such a great person and attorney....

  • You were an excellent lawyer in my case. There was always good communication and what you promised, you delivered. I would recommend you to any and all of my friends. Good job, Steven, and if I ever need you again, I have your number stored in my phone....

  • I made some huge mistakes and found myself in a world of trouble with felony charges. Thankfully, you took my case and after many trips to court, you secured probation without any formal conviction being entered (“a 410 probation”). This is the absolute best outcome I could have gotten and I am forever endebted for securing it for me.. Yoiu are well known and respected in the legal community a...