Resisting arrest


Resisting arrest

"Resisting arrest" is a term used to describe a criminal charge against an individual who has committed at least one of the following acts:

*Eluding a police officer who is attempting to arrest the individual
*Using or threatening to use force against an officer during an arrest
*Providing an officer with false identification (either verbally or by presentation of a false official document, i.e. a fake ID)

Similar offenses may be defined very differently in different countries.Fact|date=September 2008

References

* [http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bclc/web/nj2c29_2.html Example code] from New Jersey


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