Resisting Arrest & Assaulting A Peace Officer

 

Evade conviction on resisting arrest or peace officer assault charges in Calgary

Resisting arrest and assaulting a peace officer can be a devastating charge and often results from miscommunication. Navigating the Alberta legal system throughout these charges can be convoluted and scary without the right knowledge, which is why a lawyer is so important to you during these times. Call Joel for a free consultation today.

Resisting Arrest

129. Every one who

(a) resists or wilfully obstructs a public officer or peace officer in the execution of his duty or any person lawfully acting in aid of such an officer,
(b) omits, without reasonable excuse, to assist a public officer or peace officer in the execution of his duty in arresting a person or in preserving the peace, after having reasonable notice that he is required to do so, or
(c) resists or wilfully obstructs any person in the lawful execution of a process against lands or goods or in making a lawful distress or seizure,
is guilty of

(d) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or
(e) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

 

Assaulting a peace officer
270. (1) Every one commits an offence who

(a) assaults a public officer or peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty or a person acting in aid of such an officer;
(b) assaults a person with intent to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of himself or another person; or
(c) assaults a person
(i) who is engaged in the lawful execution of a process against lands or goods or in making a lawful distress or seizure, or
(ii) with intent to rescue anything taken under lawful process, distress or seizure.