Should a person be mechalel shabbos to avoid arrest?
For example, there was a recent news story in Israel of a group that was offered the choice of getting arrested or boarding a plane.
Another story was that someone was offered the choice of being arrested in Los angeles or signing a ticket.
What should they of done?
Thank you for your question.
It is hard to answer your question fully, because we don’t know everything that was involved over there. However on the surface, we are not allowed to be mechalel Shabbos by writing, unless a Jewish life is in danger. Getting arrested, although inconvenient, is not a life- threatening situation.
Hashem should save us from nisyonos