What does resisting arrest mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term resisting arrest:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resisting arrest(noun)

    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


  1. Resisting arrest

    Resisting arrest, or simply resisting, is an illegal act of a suspected criminal either fleeing, threatening, assaulting, or providing a fake ID to a police officer during arrest. In most cases, the person responsible for resisting arrest is criminally charged or taken to court.


  1. Resisting arrest

    In some countries, resisting arrest is a criminal charge against an individual who has committed, depending on the jurisdiction, at least one of the following acts: ⁕fleeing a police officer while being arrested ⁕threatening a police officer with physical violence while being arrested ⁕physically struggling to get out from being restrained ⁕attacking a police officer while being arrested ⁕providing an officer with false identification The website Resisting Arrest states that not all arrests are lawful and based upon probable cause. However, an attempt at resisting arrest can lead to additional charges. It is also possible that an overzealous police officer might try to justify the use of excessive force by claiming that the person was resisting arrest. Similar offenses may be defined very differently in other countries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resisting arrest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resisting arrest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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