resisting arrest

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Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

The crime of using physical force (no matter how slight in the eyes of most law enforcement officers) to prevent arrest, handcuffing, or taking the accused to jail. It is also called "resisting an officer" (which can include interfering with a peace officer's attempt to keep the peace) and is sometimes referred to merely as "resisting."

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.