HOUSE BILL NO. 362
AS AMENDED BY
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIFIC OFFENSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend § 1257, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting the following as a new subsection (a) the following:
"(a) A person is guilty of resisting arrest with force or violence when:
1. the person intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer from effecting an arrest or detention of the person or another person by use of force or violence towards said police officer, or
2. intentionally flees from a police officer who is effecting an arrest against them by use of force or violence towards said police officer,or
3. injures or struggles with said police officer causing injury to the police officer.
Resisting arrest with force or violence is a class G felony.".
Section 2. Further Amend § 1257, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by designating the current Section as subsection (b).
Section 3. Further Amend the Title of § 1257, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting prior to the current title the following phrase: "Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence, class G felony".
Approved June 27, 2006