resisting officer

resisting officer
A criminal offense at common law and also by force of statute in resisting a public officer in the performance of his duties or opposing him by interposing obstacles or impediments to hinder, impede, or prevent him from performing his duties. 39 Am J1st Obst J §§ 8 et seq. Under a statute penalizing under the single term “resist," it is not enough that the performance of a duty is opposed, obstructed, interrupted, hindered, or prevented; the officer must be resisted, and the resistance must be active and direct toward him. 39 Am J1st Obst J § 8.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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