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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An Ile-Ife Magistrates' Court in Osun on Friday ordered that an applicant, Bamidele Ayo, 42, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly resisting arrest and being in possession of marijuana.
Dubai: A woman has gone on trial, accused of resisting arrest and assaulting police officers inside a police station.
Prosecutors charged him with consuming drugs and driving under its influence, possessing bullets, crashing into a police vehicle and resisting arrest.
He was booked for threatening to kill, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
A Wishaw man has admitted behaving in a threatening manner, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Juvenile law -- Sufficiency of the evidence -- Assault and resisting arrest
(The Philippine Star) - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am Consistent with previous surveys, a Pulse Asia poll taken in December last year showed the country divided on the truthfulness of police accounts of drug suspects being shot dead after resisting arrest or nanlaban.
Conviction for assault, battery or wounding an officer while resisting arrest could not serve as a predicate offense under the violent felony clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act because it is possible for a person to be convicted of that offense without using, attempting to use or threatening to use physical force.
A 16-year old boy was killed after allegedly resisting arrest when operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Davao del Sur served a warrant for his arrest Thursday afternoon.
The defendant denied charges of assault, drunken and disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest when he appeared in the High Criminal Court yesterday.
The full Court of Appeals Southern District has departed from a 27-year-old series of precedents indicating that a conviction for felony resisting arrest hinges on what the arresting officer was thinking.
He was fined PS2,000 and ordered to pay PS250 compensation at Jersey Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to resisting arrest and common assault.