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Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer - Easy to Prove

Be careful in Denver, Jefferson and Adams County. Most any situation where you touch a police officer will be seen as Assault on a Peace Officer, and will require mandatory prison. All that is needed is for a person to intend to prevent an officer from performing a lawful duty, and intentionally causing bodily injury to the officer.

"Bodily Injury" is the defined as "pain". Since this definition is so easy to meet, it is very easy to be charged with 2nd Degree Assault on a Peace officer during an arrest. Similar charges for crimes like Resisting Arrest or Obstruction of a Peace Officer, often accompany this crime in Arapahoe, Douglas and Larimer County.

The penalties should make anyone give tons of respect to a police officer. This is a class four felony, with mandatory prison as stated in C.R.S. 18-1.3-406. For a class four felony, this means a mandatory midpoint sentence of four years in the Department of Corrections. So, be mellow around police and don't resist arrest. If you accidently elbow the officer or if she breaks a nail, you could end up in DOC.

Rarely is there a charge which is so easy to commit, and which has such a high punishment as Assault in the Second Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-203, with a police officer victim. Even judges do not have the discretion to sentence you to probation if you are convicted. It does not matter whether you have a criminal history or not.

Drugs and alcohol often play a major role in charges for this crime in Weld and Grand County. We see men and women who are not thinking clearly who resist arrest and then are charged when the officer scrapes a knee falling to the ground. Recently, we had a client charged with 2nd Degree Assault on a Peace Officer after being drunk and biting the cop after the cop was trying to "fish hook" our client during an arrest.

We care about you and promise to explore every option for your freedom and for your clean criminal history. Give one of our lawyers a call to schedule a free initial consultation. We are at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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