1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title L: Offenses Against Public Administration
  6. Article 205: Escape and Other Offenses Relating to Custody


Section 205.30 Resisting arrest

Penal (PEN)

  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.