Resisting Arrest (P.C. 148(a)(1)) – Knowledge Required

The following summary of a recent Sixth Appellate District ruling explains that defendant does not need to have knowledge that the person he is resisting, evading or delaying is a police officer. Defendant can be convicted if the jury finds defendant “had or should have had” knowledge, meaning defendant knew or should have known that the person he was resisting, evading or delaying was a police officer. To read more about this crime and its requirements (elements), please click on the following link –

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