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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On Monday, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the defendant of resisting arrest and assaulting the sergeant.
The unidentified suspect was facing several charges including resisting arrest, interference with a police dog and assault on a police officer.
A man was charged on Thursday with resisting arrest and shooting a police officer on December 30, 2017.
The 22-year-old suspect has been charged with obstructing official business, failure to disclose personal information and resisting arrest.
Summary: Defendants convicted of breaking-in and stealing but cleared of charges of resisting arrest and beating policemen
Summary: The two individuals were taken to hospital for treatment as they sustained injury while resisting arrest.
A drunk driver who caused an accident on Thursday night in Larnaca was then arrested for swearing at police and resisting arrest, a police report said.
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.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early today and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence after police said he had been stopped while "drag racing" down a street before dawn.
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.