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assault with intent to resist arrest

This is a criminal offence. If you assault a police officer while trying to stop a  lawful arrest you, you can be charged with the criminal offence of “assault with intent to resist arrest”. You can be charged with this criminal offence if:

  • You assault the police officer.
  • You try to assault the police officer.
  • The police officer believes you’re trying to assault them.
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