Impersonations can be fun in certain contexts, such as during Halloween or during a theatre performance. Outside of fun, impersonations can be dangerous, especially if you're impersonating a police officer. According to the news, one 18-year-old took on the challenge of impersonating police. He allegedly told employees at Hooters that he was an undercover police officer trying to find suspects. He was apparently convincing enough to get some names of the Hooters waitresses. He left Hooters after gathering names but returned a short time later and showed employees the list of names he had gotten. Two employee names on the list had been circled, which is when employees became suspicious and called police. Investigators later found zip ties in the man's backpack, which in some cases can be used as makeshift handcuffs. In Denver County, Broomfield County, and everywhere else in Colorado, the 18-year-old would be charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer, a felony.
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What is Impersonation of a Peace Officer in Douglas County?
In Douglas County, Adams County and everywhere else in Colorado, Impersonation of a Peace Officer, C.R.S. 18-8-112, is charged whenever a person falsely pretends to be a peace officer and performs an act in that pretended capacity. Because the 18-year-old allegedly told employees at Hooters that he was an undercover officer trying to find suspects, he was pretending to be a police officer and performing an act as a pretend officer. He was also found with zip ties, which could have been used as handcuffs. Impersonating a Peace Officer can have a dramatic impact on your future. You need an attorney who will fight hard to protect you.A similar offense to Impersonating a Peace Officer in Colorado is Impersonating a Public Servant, C.R.S. 18-8-113. This offense is charged whenever a person impersonates a public servant other than a peace officer and performs an act in that pretended capacity. It is a class 3 misdemeanor. Both of these offenses can severely impact your life and limit your chances of finding or keeping a job, or finding housing. Always consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately if facing any charges of impersonating police or a public servant in Colorado.If you've been charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer, contact our criminal defense attorneys today.
Consequences of Impersonating a Peace Officer in Arapahoe County and Across Colorado
In Arapahoe and Adams County, Colorado, Impersonation of a Peace Officer in Colorado is a class 6 felony, and is often charged with other felony charges, such as Assault, Sexual Assault, Theft, or Kidnapping. Because of the high risks involved, including a prison sentence and possible fines, it's imperative you involve a criminal defense lawyer early on in your case. The criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office know the way Colorado prosecutors think and have over 40 years of combined courtroom experience to fight for you if you've been charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer. Call our office today to set up a free initial consultation with us and protect your future.
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