California Penal Code 148 PC: Resisting Arrest

What are the factors or elements of 148 PC?

Under California Penal Code 148(a)(1) PC it is a crime to:

  • Delay,
  • Resist, or
  • Obstruct a law enforcement officer or emergency medical technician (EMT) while she/he is performing (or attempting to perform) her/his duties.
  • Traveling to the scene of a crime or accident
  • Interviewing people to investigate a crime, and/or
  • Monitoring a criminal suspect who is in custody.

Legal Consequences:

Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor in California and arrest may result in up to one (1) year in a county jail and/or a maximum one thousand dollar ($1,000) fine.







How can we defend you against charges of California Penal Code 148 PC: Resisting Arrest?

Possible legal defenses to resisting arrest charges include:

  • Proving your arrest was unlawful and/or proving police misconduct,
  • Proving you were acting in self-defense, and
  • Proving you were falsely accused.

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