2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 9 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Subtitle 4 - Harboring, Escape, and Contraband
Section 9-408 - Resisting or interfering with arrest.

§ 9-408. Resisting or interfering with arrest.
 

(a)  "Police officer" defined.- In this section, "police officer" means an individual who is authorized to make an arrest under Title 2 of the Criminal Procedure Article. 

(b)  Prohibited.- A person may not intentionally: 

(1) resist a lawful arrest; or 

(2) interfere with an individual who the person has reason to know is a police officer who is making or attempting to make a lawful arrest or detention of another person. 

(c)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both. 

(d)  Unit of prosecution.- The unit of prosecution for a violation of this section is based on the arrest or detention regardless of the number of police officers involved in the arrest or detention. 
 

[2004, chs. 118, 119.] 
 

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