A friend of mine was convicted of felony possession a little over 2 years ago because of an incident where her boyfriend overdosed in her house. She served 2 years for it and just got out in January. About 2 months after relaease they charged her with resisting arrest from the crime that had occurred 2 years before and now she is looking at being sent back to jail for 9 months. She has completely changed her life and finally started getting things on track only to have this happen. Is this acceptable for the police to charge her with resisting arrest 2 years after an incident occurs? How do we fight this? She has a public defender right now but I have been looking at paying for a criminal defense attorney....would a criminal defense attorney greatly increase her chances of getting the resisting arrest charges dropped?