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Arapahoe County: Attempted Murder Charges after Fake 911 Call

Posted by Terry O'Malley | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A man has been charged with False Reporting and Attempted Murder after allegedly calling 911 to lure Arapahoe County sheriffs deputies with the intent to harm them. This is a highly unusual case – let's take a closer look at what happened, and learn more about the charges this man will face.

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Fake 911 Call to Lure Sheriff's Deputies

According to the news, a man called 911 last week to report an ongoing robbery at a liquor store in Centennial, Colorado. The caller said there were masked men with guns going into the store. Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene to find the store closed, and no criminal activity afoot. That's when a man in a car drove into the parking lot and began trying to run over officers – eventually hitting one of them who was investigating the liquor store call. During this altercation, one of the police officers put a stop to the rampage by shooting the suspect in his car. The injured man was rushed to the hospital, and has since been charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, and False Reporting. Let's take a look at these two crimes.

Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer

Murder of a Peace Officer, Firefighter, or Emergency Medical Service Provider- C.R.S. 18-3-107, is a serious offense in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County. The criminal justice system looks more harshly at crimes against law enforcement and other public officials, because their role is to protect society. Murder of a Peace Officer is a class 1 felony, just like First Degree Murder, but it carries a mandatory lifetime prison sentence without the possibility of parole. When a person is charged with criminal attempt at a crime, they are charged almost as harshly as if they had actually committed the crime. In this case, Criminal Attempt at Murder of a Police Officer would likely be charged as a class 2 felony. When the stakes are this high, it is crucial that you contact the best criminal defense attorney to fight to protect your future.

If you've been charged with False Reporting, contact an experienced lawyer to fight on your behalf.

False Reporting

False Reporting – C.R.S. 18-8-111, is charged whenever a person calls 911 or the police or fire department to report an emergency or a crime, when they know there is no actual crime (for a simple definition of False Reporting, read our Simplified Law blog on the subject). Because the man called 911 to report a robbery that didn't exist, he has been charged with False Reporting. In Boulder, Douglas, and El Paso County, False Reporting is charged as either a class 3 or class 2 misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances of the crime.

Why You Need the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal charges pile up quickly. And, when the stakes are as high as they are for this man who called in the fake 911 call, it is crucial to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will be able to fight for your rights. Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer is a lifetime incarceration offense, and without representation, the person who has been charged will be alone in the courtroom. Don't put your future at risk, contact an expert criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office. We have 40 years of combined courtroom experience, and we fight to win.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer, or False Reporting, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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