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Colorado Police Officer Motivation - Police Mindset, Part 1

When we were children, we were taught police officers were there to help us.  Well, maybe they do help elementary school children find their way home.  In the adult world, however, police want to look good and get promoted by catching bad guys. Police see us as potential bad guys each time we come in contact with them. Although they will act friendly and nonthreatening in order to get information from us, they are not your friend. Arresting someone for a serious crime like Colorado sexual assault on a child or Colorado burglary wins them brownie points with supervisors and coworkers.

Colorado police officers get their approval from supervisors and other officers by making arrests and charging people with crimes. They don't get a "well done" and slap on the back for letting people go. So, when you are contacted by police for crimes like Colorado harassment or domestic violence, remember, they are looking for some reason to arrest and charge you with a crime.

I remember recently when a nut case ripped the windshield wiper off my car in a road rage incident. The Jefferson County Sheriff Department deputy who responded told me (the victim who called 911 for help), that he'd have to charge me with a crime, too, if I did not agree to the deputy only charging the other guy with a minor violation.  Why? Because after being stopped, the other guy was found wearing a "Denver Firefighter" T-shirt and said I cut him off in traffic. That is all it took for the deputy to go easy on the guy who attacked my car. You decide why the deputy did not want to charge a firefighter with Colorado reckless driving, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment the same as he would charge you and me.

Since we know the police are not after the truth, but are after a chance to make an arrest (and promotion), limit your contact with them and don't call the police unless absolutely necessary. Even then, remember, Colorado police officers will be evaluating you as a possible defendant - even if it is obvious to you that you are the victim of a crime.

The first secret to winning a Colorado criminal case for serious matters like sexual assault,  theft or DWAI / DUI, is to know your opponent's mindset.  The first opponent you are likely to meet will be wearing a Colorado police or sheriff uniform. Don't give them any statement which will later be used against you. Be smart, remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719.  Terry O'Malley.

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  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
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  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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