What they did[change | change source]
A person resisting arrest has done, depending on the jurisdiction, at least one of the following acts:
- fleeing a police officer while being arrested
- threatening a police officer with physical violence while being arrested
- physically struggling to free oneself from being restrained (handcuffed or put into the police vehicle)
- attacking a police officer while being arrested
- providing an officer with false identification (either verbally or by presentation of a false official document, i.e. a fake ID)
Background[change | change source]
The website Resisting Arrest stated that not all arrests are lawful and based upon probable cause. However, an attempt at resisting arrest can lead to additional charges.
References[change | change source]
- Miller, Darrell (2011). "Retail Rebellion and the Second Amendment". Duke University Law Review. http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5766&context=faculty_scholarship.