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(to be arrested for) resisting arrest (legal term): (to be arrested for) physically objecting to being detained by the police
Resisting arrest has a general legal definition and can include any of the following: running from an officer who wants to arrest you; using or threatening to use force or violence against an officer; giving an officer false identification.
- "A second person in my employ, Kevin James Connors, was also taken in for resisting arrest and indecent exposure."
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