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Resisting an Officer Defense

What is resisting an officer? Resisting an officer obviously refers to actual physical interference.  This can be confused with obstructing an officer, which conversely refers to non-physical interference. Section 946.41(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits resisting an officer.  That section reads: “… whoever knowingly … obstructs an officer while such officer is doing any act…