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2921.33 Resisting arrest.

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2921.33 Resisting arrest.(A) No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another. (B) No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another person and, during the course of or as a result of the resistance or interference, cause physical harm to a law enforcement officer. (C) No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another person if either of the following applies: (1) The offender, during the course of or as a result of the resistance or interference, recklessly causes physical harm to a law enforcement officer by means of a deadly weapon; (2) The offender, during the course of the resistance or interference, brandishes a deadly weapon. (D) Whoever violates this section is guilty of resisting arrest. A violation of division (A) of this section is a misdemeanor of the second degree. A violation of division (B) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree. A violation of division (C) of this section is a felony of the fourth degree. (E) As used in this section, “deadly weapon” has the same meaning as in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code. Effective Date: 09-16-1997
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  • 2921.33 Resisting arrest.

    (A) No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another.

    (B) No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another person and, during the course of or as a result of the resistance or interference, cause physical harm to a law enforcement officer.

    (C) No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another person if either of the following applies:

    (1) The offender, during the course of or as a result of the resistance or interference, recklessly causes physical harm to a law enforcement officer by means of a deadly weapon;

    (2) The offender, during the course of the resistance or interference, brandishes a deadly weapon.

    (D) Whoever violates this section is guilty of resisting arrest. A violation of division (A) of this section is a misdemeanor of the second degree. A violation of division (B) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree. A violation of division (C) of this section is a felony of the fourth degree.

    (E) As used in this section, “deadly weapon” has the same meaning as in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.

    Effective Date: 09-16-1997

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