If you have a sex offense conviction and are required to register with local law enforcement, failing to register as required is charged as Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. A man was recently arrested in Teller County as a fugitive of justice for not registering in another state. Because he had been residing in Colorado, he was also charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender here. On top of that, it seems he may have lied to the police, giving a false name, because he was also arrested for Criminal Impersonation and Attempt to Influence a Public Servant.
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Douglas County Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Lawyer: Definition of Failure to Register in Arapahoe County
While there are many different reasons why a person can be charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Douglas and Arapahoe County – C.R.S. 18-3-412.5, it is most commonly charged under subsection (a):
“(1) A person who is required to register pursuant to article 22 of title 16, C.R.S., and who fails to comply with any of the requirements placed on registrants by said article, including but not limited to committing any of the acts specified in this subsection (1), commits the offense of failure to register as a sex offender:
(a) Failure to register pursuant to article 22 of title 16, C.R.S.”
This is charged when someone does not show up at their local law enforcement agency during their registration window.
Criminal Impersonation in Adams and Jefferson County
There seems to be a new trend in Colorado where people are being charged with Criminal Impersonation and Attempting to Influence a Public Servant when providing a false name to law enforcement in order to avoid arrest. Criminal Impersonation – C.R.S. 18-5-113(1)(b)(II) – is defined as:
“(1) A person commits criminal impersonation if he or she knowingly:
(b) Assumes a false or fictitious identity or capacity, legal or other, and in such identity or capacity he or she:
(II) Performs any other act with intent to unlawfully gain a benefit for himself, herself, or another or to injure or defraud another.”
Avoiding an arrest would be considered unlawfully gaining a benefit. Criminal impersonation is a class 6 felony in Jefferson and Adams County.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender or Criminal Impersonation, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future. Request a Free Consultation
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