resisting arrest

Definition of "resisting arrest"
  1. The act of not cooperating, often through force, when a law enforcement officer is trying to detain a person
How to use "resisting arrest" in a sentence
  1. He was charged with resisting arrest after he refused to cooperate during the police stop.
  2. The protestor was taken into custody for resisting arrest when a policeman tried to apprehend him.
  3. Fleeing the scene can be deemed as resisting arrest, leading to additional charges.

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