Resisting or Hindering Arrest is an offence under Section 546C of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
You resisted or hindered an arrest, or you incited another to assault, resist or hinder a police officer in the execution of his or her duties.
‘Hinder’ means to obstruct or otherwise interfere with.
Defences to the charge include:
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