Resisting Arrest Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Resisting Arrest, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Resisting Arrest?

(n) Resisting arrest is the action by which a person directly or indirectly try to avoid arrest by using physical force. So running away amounts to resisting arrest where as demanding clear arrest warrant cannot be called as resisting arrest warrant