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Can you get charged with resisting arrest if you were never told you were under arrest to begin with?

Essentially I tried to get away from a police officer b/c I didn't know that I was under arrest. He asked me a few questions and I decided i didn't want to answer more so I turned to leave and he grabbed my arm. I yanked it away and the other officer came over and cuffed me.

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    Maurice Ross | Barton Barton & Plotkin
    420 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10170
    (973) 896-7190
    This officer behaved badly. You were free to stop answering his questions and leave unless he had another basis for holding you. You should get a lawyer because your civil rights may have been violated.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 9/2/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Why did he question you? Why did he grab you? I need more details.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 8/31/2013
    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    You can be charged with resisting arrest as well as any other charges, but they should have had a valid reason to stop you, question you, and arrest you or the DA will probably dismiss the case. Retain a good lawyer to handle the case.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 8/30/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    If the officer was in uniform and put his hands on you, you were detained. When you pulled away, you were resisting.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 8/30/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    Yes. They don't have to tell you they are arresting you.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 8/30/2013
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