Minors at a Party - Resisting & Obstructing charges?
What is the penalty for an R&O (Resisting and Obstructing)charge that was given as a misdemeanor?
Here's the deal: Police arrived to bust an underage party where there was alcohol. Many kids fled on foot. My 17 yr old was stopped while running through the woods. He only blew a .003 for alcohol but was taken to jail for both an MIP and, because he ran, an R&O charge. He is in sports and was afraid. Two other kids were taken to jail because they were hiding in a closet but they were only charged with MIP. They both plan to simply plead guilty, pay the fine and say it will be taken off their record eventually.
What about the R&O charge for my son?
Do we need an atty? If my son pleads guilty will this stay permanently on his record? Does it ever get expunged?
Is it worth the time and expense to do the atty. and the court appearance(s)?