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Funeral Related Crimes in Denver: Disorderly Conduct, Interference with a Funeral, and Obstructing Highway or Passageway

Posted by Terry O'Malley | May 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are many crimes related to funerals in Denver, Castle Rock, and Aurora including: Disorderly Conduct, Interference with a Funeral, and Obstructing a Highway or Passageway. A group of people would likely have been facing at least one of these charges, after blocking the road to stop a funeral procession from going by, if this had occurred in Colorado. According to the report, the funeral was for a burglar who was shot after breaking in to an elderly man's home. The hearse was supposed to drive down the road where the break-in occurred, but neighbors stood in the road to stop them. Let's look at the crimes related to funerals.

Disorderly Conduct Lawyer in Douglas County

The Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Disorderly Conduct – C.R.S. 18-9-106(1)(a)(c) – is:

“(1) A person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

(a) Makes a coarse and obviously offensive utterance, gesture, or display in a public place and the utterance, gesture, or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace; or

(c) Makes unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence that he has no right to occupy;”

Interference with a Funeral in Arapahoe County

The Arapahoe County, Colorado Interference with a Funeral – C.R.S. 18-9-125 – is:

“(1) A person commits interference with a funeral if he or she, knowing a funeral is being conducted:

(a) Refuses to leave any private property within one hundred feet of the funeral site upon the request of the owner of the private property or the owner's agent; or

(b) Refuses to leave any public property within one hundred feet of the funeral site upon the request of a public official with authority over the property or upon the request of a peace officer.”

Obstructing a Highway or Passageway in Adams or Jefferson County

In Adams and Jefferson County, Obstructing Highway or Other Passageway – C.R.S.  18-9-107 – is:

“(1) An individual or corporation commits an offense if without legal privilege such individual or corporation intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

(a) Obstructs a highway, street, or any other place used for the passage of persons, vehicles, or conveyances”

Knowingly obstructing a highway or other passageway where a death procession is taking place is a class 2 misdemeanor.

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