Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/7-7

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
     A person is not authorized to use force to resist an arrest which he knows is being made either by a peace officer or by a private person summoned and directed by a peace officer to make the arrest, even if he believes that the arrest is unlawful and the arrest in fact is unlawful.