Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103, is charged in Denver, Lincoln County and across Colorado whenever someone knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent police from completing an arrest. Someone would have to do this by using or threatening to use physical force or violence against police or another, or by using any other means which creates a substantial risk of causing bodily injury to police or another. Resisting Arrest is commonly charged with Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer. You should always hire a Resisting Arrest lawyer or Second Degree Assault lawyer if you've been charged with Resisting Arrest or Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer anywhere in Colorado.
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Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer in Douglas County
Assault in the Second Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-203, can be charged under many circumstances in Douglas and Adams County, Colorado. 2nd Degree Assault on a Police Officer is charged whenever someone intentionally prevents a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical service provider from performing a lawful duty and causes bodily injury. Bodily injury is broad enough to include any pain, meaning it's easier for police to claim they felt pain when trying to make an arrest. If police claim they were hurt or felt any pain during the performance of a lawful duty, 2nd Degree Assault charges can be filed. In many Second Degree Assault cases involving police across Colorado, however, an “assault” against police isn't done intentionally, or it is a response to a forceful arrest. This crime has mandatory prison time associated with it, so never fight these charges alone.You need an experienced lawyer if you've been charged with Second Degree Assault.
Self Defense When Charged with Resisting Arrest or Assault in the Second Degree in Jefferson County
As top criminal defense lawyers in Jefferson, Arapahoe County and across Colorado, we work hard to present the best defense possible in every criminal case. Sometimes, with charges of Resisting Arrest or Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer, our clients didn't realize they were being arrested and resorted to self-defense, C.R.S. 18-1-704. Self-defense can be used as a defense if the defendant was defending himself against unlawful physical force and they responded with a reasonable degree of force. In other cases, our attorneys may be able to prove intent wasn't present. In every case, our criminal defense lawyers will hire investigators, read police reports, speak with witnesses and do all we can to develop a strong defense for you. Call our office today if you've been arrested or charged with Resisting Arrest or Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer in Colorado.
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