What force may the officer use in making an arrest?
The officer may employ all reasonable and necessary force to overcome resistance in making a lawful arrest. The legality of the arrest has nothing to do with whether or not you are ultimately convicted. As long as the officer has reasonable grounds for making the arrest at the time of the arrest, you will not later be heard to complain that the arrest was unlawful merely because you were not found guilty.
Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor. You could be convicted of resisting arrest even if you were not found guilty of the crime for which you were arrested.
Obstructing an officer in his duty is also a misdemeanor.
If you believe that your rights are being violated, make it a point to remember exactly what the police officer did and then advise your attorney concerning this at the earliest possible time.
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