resisting arrest

Definitions of resisting arrest

n 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

Type of:
assault and battery, battery
an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

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