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A person is guilty of resisting arrest when he intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer or peace officer from effecting an authorized arrest of himself or another person.
Resisting arrest is a class A misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 205.30 Resisting arrest - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-205-30.html
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