Arapahoe County – Resisting and Obstruction Charges
Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103 and Obstructing a Peace Officer, C.R.S. 18-8-104, are generally filed against our Colorado clients in two circumstances: 1) when police don’t have anything else to charge you with – so they scrutinize your interaction with them and 2) when sheriff deputies want to stack charges against you, because the underlying crime they were called on is not serious enough. Either way, Arapahoe County Police and Sheriff Deputies add on these charges because they do not like the way you treated THEM, as opposed to your interaction with their alleged victim.
Douglas County Police Aggression
This trend in how people are charged tells a lot about how prideful law enforcement officers are. If you don’t treat them with respect and dignity (regardless of whether they deserve it), they make you pay for it. We have often see cases where cops beat up someone and the only charges given are Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of a Police Officer. This is clear cut abuse. What this says to an experienced criminal defense lawyer is that there was insufficient evidence of a crime against the person who called police – so all the officers can do is charge a crime based on their interaction with the citizen.
Denver Police Lead the Way in Abusing Citizens
Most of the time, cops and detectives don’t give us clear evidence of their abuse. They beat someone in a home or isolated place. But on occasion, we see videos of a cop hitting or beating a citizen. We see this most often with the Denver Police Department’s officers beating up people and then charging them with Resisting Arrest and Obstructing a Peace Officer. These officers leave me with a feeling of disgust. They are given the public’s trust and a badge to enforce the law. Most telling is that of all the police departments in the metro Denver area, by at least 10 to 1 ratio, Denver cops beat up helpless people more than any other department. What is going on in Denver’s Police Department?
Jefferson County Police Need Training and Self Control
I will admit that police have a tough job to do. But they should expect they will run into men and women high on drugs and drunk on alcohol. They should be trained to be strong enough to resist the temptation to beat up people, knowing they are not in their right mind. Jefferson County Officers should expect harsh words directed at them and have the self control to arrest a guy and move on to the next call.
Adams County Defense Lawyer for Resisting Arrest Charges
If Adams County Police contact you, always try to be respectful, exercise your right to remain silent, and call our experienced defense lawyers 24/7 at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.