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Virginia Resisting Arrest Laws & Penalties Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

Virginia Law: Resisting Arrest Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor under VA Law 18.2-460(E), is defined as fleeing from an officer while he is attempting to make a lawful, proper arrest of the individual charged. Resisting Arrest is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense in Virginia, which is punishable by up to a year in jail, and […]