Can you refuse to let a cop hold you?
- DanRSNLv 66 months agoFavorite Answer
You can refuse as much as you like. It won't stop you being pepper sprayed and slammed to the pavement.
- LudwigLv 66 months ago
Not if you are under arrest.
- 6 months ago
In some states you can- for example, a person in the state of Texas can use reasonable force (including deadly force) to terminate the use of unlawful force by the officer against any person. Arguably, detention is a "use of force" and escape is also "use of force" - therefore the law can be interpreted to allow escape from unlawful arrest and detention. That said, even then, the arrest or detention must actually be unlawful and not merely thought to be so.
- Anonymous6 months ago
It all depends on your definition of "hold." What are you specifically asking about?
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- Anonymous6 months ago
Of course you can refuse. But the cops reaction to that will be to pull out his nightstick or his taser or his pepper spray and use it to subdue you until you stop resisting and then to add a separate charge of resisting arrest. if a cop tells you to do something your best course of action is to do it quickly and with a good attitude. The man has a gun the man has weapons the man has a license to use those weapons. Who do you think that the judge is going to believe in a court of law. The police and the video camera that's aimed at you from his car. Or you? When the video camera shows the police officer using minimal Force to restrain you or hold you and you start getting uppity and violent and then he has to pull out his nightstick or his taser or his pepper spray.
all you're doing is guaranteeing that you're going to be in prison longer!
- BruceLv 76 months ago
You can ask if you are free to go. If he says no, then refusing to cooperate will almost certainly turn out bad.
Most lawyers will tell you the time to challenge a cop is in the courtroom, not on the street.
- Huh?Lv 76 months ago
If you mean detain you or arrest you, no. You can challenge it in court later or file a complaint with the department, but if you refuse at the time it is a good way to get yourself arrested on additional charges and maybe even tazed if not worse in the process.
- Brother XLv 46 months ago
Of course but if you're one of our people we don't advise that you resist arrest unless we're already on the scene or a black woman or child are being manhandled by officers.
- hoarsemanLv 76 months ago
I think it would effectively amount to "resisting arrest"
Have you ever asked yourself ,what their job is ?
- KellyLv 76 months ago
Hold you in what regards?