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Charged With A Crime? It Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty.

Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103 and Presumption of Innocence

On Behalf of | Sep 29, 2017 | Resisting Arrest |

Police will Stick Together in Jefferson County

Fighting allegations of Resisting Arrest presents difficulties which most other criminal charges do not. It isn’t that there is less evidence to work with or fewer witnesses, it is that this crime always involves a law enforcement officer. I believe police have a very difficult job, but when one of their own accuses a person of Resisting Arrest in Arvada or elsewhere in Jefferson County, it is rare for an officer to not go along with whatever his or her comrade says. When police write reports about Resisting Arrest or Assault on a fellow police officer, C.R.S. 18-3-203 (c): they use the language necessary to fit the elements of the crime. I have read many police reports and most of them have phrases that look like they were copied right out of the Colorado Revised Statutes. And when we compare different police reports, many contain the kind of plagiarism a teacher sees from cheating students. This is why I never take news stories about Resisting Arrest or Assault on a peace officer at face value. Most of these stories are pulled by reporters from police records which are filled with bias.

Resisting Arrest Charges in Adams or Arapahoe County Requires the Best Criminal Defense

I recently read a story in the Denver Post about a Larimer County man who was arrested for, among other things, Resisting Arrest. The story claims that the man shot fireworks toward deputies responding to a burglary call. As a result the accused man burned the house down he was in. This kind of stuff makes for humorous news reporting, but being the skeptic I am and with a brother who is a police officer, I believe there is more to this story. It does not take much effort to find similar funny reports coming out of the Aurora Police Department in Arapahoe County, or from the Brighton Police in Adams County. As an attorney who is dedicated to defending clients from injustice, I always want to hear the other side of every accusation.

The Police and the Public May Not Presume Innocence in Denver, We Do

The Denver Police and the District Attorney’s office will not presume you are innocent, but we will, and we know how to fight for you. Furthermore, we will make sure the judge, and if need be the jury, will give you that benefit. So if you are accused of Resisting Arrest remain calm and contact the best criminal defense lawyers in the Denver area at Sawyer Legal Group. Be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.