What is RESISTING AN OFFICER?

In criminal law, the offense of obstructing, opposing, aud endeavoring to prevent (with or without actual force) a peace officer in the execution of a writ or in the lawful discharge of his duty while making au arrest or otherwise en- forcing the peace. See Davis v. State, 76 Ga. 722; Woodworth v. State, 26 Ohio St. 200; Jones v. State, 60 Ala. 99.

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