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Obstructing a Peace Officer Lawyer in Adams County and Jefferson County, Colorado

On Behalf of | May 16, 2017 | Obstructing a Peace Officer |


Obstructing a Peace Officer in Adams County, Colorado Court

Obstructing a Peace Officer is a term used to denote some type of interference of police or sheriff deputies in Adams County. It occurs only during an officer’s performance of their lawful duty. Many officers wrongfully charge this crime when they get their feelings hurt if someone is unwilling to confess to a crime or assist the officers in proving a case against another. The charge should be reserved for actual physical interference. Obstruction of an officer or Obstructing a Peace Officer, is located at C.R.S. 18-8-104.

Jefferson County, Colorado Lawyer for Obstructing a Peace Officer or Obstruction Charges

Defense lawyers get down to the elements of a charge and compare these elements to reported conduct. Sometimes the conduct is reported in a police report, sometimes in a witness statement, sometimes in a video, and not the least, by our client. In cases of Obstructing a Peace Officer, it is too frequent that an officer is upset that our client did not help put themselves or another in jail. Officers misinterpret the statute to impose a duty to talk with police. Obstructing a Peace Officer in Greeley.

Definition of Obstructing a Peace Officer in Douglas County and Arapahoe County, Colorado

Referred to sometimes as Obstruction, the crime of Douglas County Obstructing a Peace Officer occurs when someone is “using or threatening to use violence, force, physical interference, or an obstacle, and such person knowingly obstructs, impairs, or hinders the enforcement of the penal law or the preservation of the peace by a peace officer, acting under color of his or her official authority.” It is also a violation if this conduct occurs against an Arapahoe County police officer, sheriff, firefighter, emergency medical service provider or rescue specialist (paramedic), or volunteer furnishing emergency care.

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer for Obstructing a Peace Officer

Denver Police bully people into doing things they are not legally required to do, so they can obtain statements or gain access to private property. For example, “open that door or I will put you under arrest.” Cops get rewarded for convictions. Convictions come from evidence. So, police push boundaries to look good. Constitutional rights of the accused are meaningless when an officer is convinced you are guilty due to a hunch or the accusations of an attractive witness.

Our 40 plus years of criminal defense practice are available for your defense. Don’t make statements to officers, trying to persuade them that you are innocent. They are fishing for reasons to convict you and will ignore any statements helpful to your cause. Instead, call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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