1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 1: General Provisions
  5. Title C: Defenses
  6. Article 35: Defense of Justification


Section 35.27 Justification; use of physical force in resisting arrest prohibited

Penal (PEN)

§ 35.27 Justification; use of physical force in resisting arrest

   prohibited.

  A person may not use physical force to resist an arrest, whether authorized or unauthorized, which is being effected or attempted by a police officer or peace officer when it would reasonably appear that the latter is a police officer or peace officer.