Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, up to one year imprisonment, or both. Cal. Pen. Code, Section 148. Jail is extremely unlikely for a first offense, if this is the only charge. When you go to the hearing, if there is the slightest change whatsoever that you'll be asked to do jail time, the judge will appoint a lawyer for you at no cost. More likely, you would be asked to pay a fine.
If you are convicted of any sort of alcohol-related offense, such as a minor in possession of alcohol, your driver's license will be suspended, in addition to the fines. This is true even if you were not driving.
California law allows a person to have a conviction removed from his record once he has completed his sentence
, at least one year has passed, and he has not been convicted of any other offenses. So, even if you are convicted, this is not the type of conviction that should cause a lot of problems, and you'll be able to have it removed.
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