Extending Your Student Visa

A student visa that lets you study at the university of your choice is a terrific thing for you. But what happens if your studies take longer than you planned? On top of exams and term papers, you may have to worry about your student visa expiring. That’s where an immigration lawyer can be your best friend. Understanding how immigration laws work can be the first step to making sure that you keep your student visa in good standing. My blog is all about immigration issues, especially those faced by foreign students. Check out the articles for more information that you can use to complete your studies in the country you chose to study in.

Beat An Additional Charge Of Resisting Arrest By Arguing These Facts

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Getting charged with any criminal offense is problematic, but things get even more complicated when you pick up a charge of resisting arrest on top of the initial charge. In such a scenario, your criminal defense attorney suddenly finds himself or herself defending you against a pair of charges. Regardless of the severity of the original charge, resisting arrest is always serious. 

While there are instances in which the state will have a strong case for your resistance, you may be able to argue certain facts with the hope of having this charge dropped. In doing so, your attorney can then focus all of his or her attention on representing you for the initial charge. Here are some arguments that you can make against a resisting arrest charge.

The Officers Didn't Properly Identify Themselves

Police officers don't always work in uniform. Sometimes, officers will wear ordinary clothing in an effort to better blend in with those around them. If a pair of officers targeted you and quickly descended on you while wearing plainclothes, you might have initially not realized they were officers. Your resistance could have come in the form of attempting to run or perhaps wrestle free, all because you perhaps thought the officers were assailants attempting to cause harm to you.

You're Hearing Impaired

While police officers are trained to identify themselves as they approach a suspect, and will usually do so, this identification may not have an impact to you if you're hearing impaired. Of course, you'll need to provide medical records that demonstrate this condition, but if it's something that is part of your life and was relevant to your charge, it's definitely worth building a defense around. On a lesser note, if you were wearing headphones and listening to loud music, you might not have heard the police identifying themselves, and you may have reacted by attempting to flee.

You Speak A Different Language

Another defense that may be applicable in your case and that your attorney can argue is that you don't speak the language well and had trouble understanding what the arresting officers were saying. Perhaps you come from a country in which there's a distrust of the police, and you felt intimidated when the police officer attempted to detain you without you being clear of the circumstances. This scenario may have compelled you to resist in some manner, perhaps by pulling away and running.

For more information, contact a lawyer like Roseline D. Feral Attorney at Law.


13 October 2018