In many Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103, cases we see in Denver and Arapahoe County, men and women are arrested after situations where police are being unreasonable and using excessive force. Police don't always treat people with respect and many times will not talk to them about how the arrest process works. This often causes people to react in a poor manner. If police spoke with people in a reasonable way, less people would be prone to resist and face Resisting Arrest charges as a result.
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Resisting Arrest Definition in Adams and Douglas County and How Resisting Arrest is Charged
The Colorado legal definition in Adams County, Douglas County and across Colorado for Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103, is:
“(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.”
Often, Resisting Arrest charges occur when men and women don't understand why they're being arrested and resist being handcuffed (such as when they're intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs). In other frequent cases, police are being too aggressive when making an arrest. When facing a possible arrest in Colorado, it's best to remain calm and submit to police authority. It is not helpful to resist the handcuffs or try to fight back. You could easily face additional charges of Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer. As a class 2 misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest is also subject to up to a 12-month jail sentence and high fines. However, depending on the judge's discretion, a person could get a probation sentence or a shorter jail sentence.
Jefferson County and Arapahoe County Resisting Arrest Lawyer: Call the O'Malley Law Office
The best thing to do if facing Resisting Arrest charges in Jefferson County is to consult a criminal defense lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office. Our criminal defense attorneys may be able to get your Resisting Arrest charges lowered or dismissed depending on your situation. In some cases, our criminal defense lawyers can use self-defense as a defense in your Resisting Arrest case.
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If facing charges of Resisting Arrest in Colorado, be smart, remain silent, and call a Denver and Arapahoe County Resisting Arrest lawyer at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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