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A jury convicted Appellant Richard Barnes of misdemeanor charges involving battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Appellant contested his conviction by raising technical errors at trial, specifically that the trial court did not advise the jury of his right to reasonably resist what he considered the officers’ unlawful entry to his apartment on the day he was arrested. The Supreme Court reviewed the trial record, and found that there is no right to “reasonably resist” an entry by police officers. Furthermore, the Court held that the evidence was sufficient to support Defendant’s conviction, and affirmed the lower court’s decision.