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Resisting arrest is a term used to describe a criminal charge against an individual who has committed at least one of the following acts:

  • Eluding a police officer who is attempting to arrest the individual
  • Using or threatening to use force against an officer during an arrest
  • Providing an officer with false identification (either verbally or by presentation of a false official document, i.e. a fake ID)

Similar offenses may be defined very differently in different countries.


United States

Resisting arrest becomes a separate charge or crime on top of the other presumed crime committed by the person being arrested.


The Danish penal code [1] makes allowance for some forms of eluding and is in that way very different from the Penal code in the United States.

See also


  1. ^ RM 9-1994: Meddelelse om overtrædelse af straffelovens § 119, stk. 3., State prosecutor of Denmark


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