Perhaps it was a misunderstanding. Maybe it was caused by your flight-or-fight reflex. No matter the cause, in Johnson County, and across the state of Kansas, resisting arrest is considered a crime. Yes, that is even when the cause of your interaction with the police was seemingly minor (ex. traffic stop). Don't forget that the circumstances of your arrest will also determine the level of charge you are facing (misdemeanor vs. felony). Should you later be convicted of the crime the charge of resisting will be added as an additional sentence and penalty. Furthermore, if your arresting charge was one that is on the "strike" list, this will act as an additional strike. Three strikes may mean a life of imprisonment.
All is not lost. If you are facing these charges, you need an aggressive defense. It is important that the following be completely investigated:
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