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Impersonating a Peace Officer in Denver and Aurora | Fake Police Pulls Over Real Police

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Sep 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It doesn't take much to make a dream come true. One Denver man's dream come true was acting as a real police officer when he wasn't. He was caught impersonating a police officer when he picked the wrong person to pull over a couple of weeks ago. It turns out the person he pulled over was a real police detective in an unmarked car. Oops! The man impersonating a police officer had police lights, a scanner on the dashboard and a laptop that was mounted on a stand. He also had handcuffs in the car. In Denver and Jefferson County, this man would face charges of Impersonating a Peace Officer.

What is Impersonating a Police Officer in Denver?

Impersonation of a Police Officer, C.R.S. 18-8-112 is charged in Denver and Arapahoe County whenever:

A person falsely pretends to be a peace officer and performs an act in that pretended capacity.

The man was clearly pretending to be law enforcement since his car had many of the same things real police officers possess, such as a scanner on the dashboard, the laptop and the handcuffs. He also pulled someone over (the real police officer) while driving, which means he was carrying out an act only real police officers are allowed to do.

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Impersonating a Peace Officer Charges in Adams County

Police officers are supposed to be seen as protective and trustworthy in Colorado, which is why prosecutors are tough on those who impersonate police.

Impersonating a Peace Officer in Adams County and across Colorado is taken seriously under the eyes of the law. Police officers are supposed to be seen as protective and trustworthy in Colorado, which is why prosecutors are tough on people who threaten the security of the public when someone pretends to be a peace officer. Impersonating a Peace Officer is charged as a class 6 felony, which means the man in the news story could face a year to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections. If not a prison sentence, there is a strong likelihood he could spend some time in the Denver County Jail as a condition of probation. Because Impersonation of a Police Officer is viewed and treated so harshly in Douglas and Adams County and across Colorado, it's vital for your future to hire an expert criminal defense lawyer who specializes in 100% criminal law. Your future is worth protecting.

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If you or a loved one has been accused of Impersonating a Peace Officer in Denver or El Paso County, exercise your right to be silent and contact the best criminal defense lawyers at our office today at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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