Adams County & Jefferson County Assault of a Peace Officer Charges
Be careful in Adams County and Jefferson County when dealing with Peace Officers. 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.
Loose Definition of Bodily Injury in Arapahoe County
“Bodily Injury” is the defined as “pain”. Since this loose 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 County.
Penalty for Assault on a Peace Officer in Douglas County
The penalties should make anyone give tons of respect to a police officer. Assault of a Peace Officer is a class four felony in Douglas County & throughout Colorado, 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.
Denver County Lawyer for Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer
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.
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