Resisting Arrest & Excessive Force Attorney in Castle Rock and Douglas County, Colorado
Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103, used to be reserved for men and women who kick, hit, and wrestle with an officer. Now, it is a means of punishment for those of us who want an explanation from a Douglas Sheriff Deputy, before they put the cuffs on. Many police officers in Parker and Aurora think they don’t need to tell the arrestee anything but “put your hands behind your back”. During my career as a criminal defense attorney, I have witnessed the use of excessive force many times, as officers cause this “crime” because they are jerks and won’t talk with people. They like to fight and cause the crime by acting like bullies. Officers need to stop the excessive force and talk with people. Resisting Arrest and Excessive Force.
Aurora and Arapahoe County Charge of Resisting Arrest – Definition
Resisting Arrest means:
(1) A person commits resisting arrest if he knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent a peace officer, acting under color of his official authority, from effecting an arrest of the actor or another, by:
(a) Using or threatening to use physical force or violence against the peace officer or another; or
(b) Using any other means which creates a substantial risk of causing bodily injury to the peace officer or another.
Punishment for Resisting Arrest Conviction in Denver and Jefferson County, Colorado
Resisting arrest is a class 2 misdemeanor in Denver, Colorado. That means that you can potentially be put in the Jefferson County Jail for twelve months. Of course, you could get probation, probation and a little jail, or a straight jail sentence. All of that is up to the discretion of your judge.
Resisting Arrest in Adams County – Normal Situations Where We See This Crime
Usually, women and men do not want to go to jail. Some Adams County Sheriff Deputies are good people and talk with the person to be arrested about why they are going to jail. Many cops refuse to talk and escalate the situation. Good police officers are polite, reasonable, but firm. They give a little latitude to the person being arrested, knowing it is a stressful situation.
Charges of Resisting Arrest can be lowered or dismissed depending on what you do. Be respectful and don’t fight bad cops. You will get charged and could end up serving several months in jail. Call our defense lawyers at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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