resisting arrest

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Noun1.resisting arrest - physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest; the resistance is classified as assault and battery upon the person of the police officer attempting to make the arrest
assault and battery, battery - an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
assault - close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced the duo in absentia after convicting them of threatening to kill the policemen if they detained them, resisting arrest and cursing the policemen in public.
Zimmerman faces charges of possession of heroin, felon in possession of a weapon, third-degree theft, interfering with police and resisting arrest.
charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police office, resisting arrest, and misusing a liquor identification card, continued to Dec.
A man suspected of taking and possessing illegal painkillers broke the knee of a policeman while resisting arrest, Dubai Court of First instance was told.
A MARSH man who punched a police of-ficer while resisting arrest for breaching a restraining order has been jailed for 16 weeks.
Three people were arrested by Paphos police on Tuesday on suspicion of theft, assault and battery and resisting arrest.
The 52-year-old politician was expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to face allegations of resisting arrest and causing a breach of the peace at the city's airport in May.
London, July 23 ( ANI ): A University of Florida college football player has been charged with interfering with a police canine and resisting arrest, after he was spotted barking at a police dog.
The man, identified as Ehud Halevi, was allegedly resisting arrest for sleeping in a synagogue outreach centre last Monday.
He beat the rap both times: In 2010 he was acquitted of resisting arrest without violence, and his 2008 conviction for resisting arrest was overturned on appeal in 2009.
The woman further stated the information about her husband resisting arrest is also a fabrication, adding police have confiscated everything - computers, money, documents, credit card numbers, but failed to provide her with a list.
Sources said a judge remanded the troops in custody yesterday on suspicion of assault, causing criminal damage and resisting arrest.