Resisting arrest is the term used to describe an individual’s attempts to resist a lawful arrest by a police officer or other type of law enforcement. Any time that someone attempts to prevent a police officer’s justified attempt to arrest an individual, it is referred to as resisting arrest. The majority of situations that involve arrest resistance are physical—in other words, the individual being arrested uses physical force as a way to avoid an arrest. If the scenario intensifies and an offender threatens or physically harms a law enforcement officer, the offender can be charged with assault or battery of a peace officer, which will often result in an automatic felony.
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