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Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer Denver Lawyer | Man Elbows, Punches Police During Arrest

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Jul 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Acccording to the news, a man and woman were arrested after allegedly assaulting police when police were trying to serve multiple warrants. When police attempted to arrest the man, he elbowed and punched two officers in the face. He also grabbed an officer's firearm and Taser but couldn't remove them. The woman then allegedly grabbed an officer's arms and tried to pull him off the man to help him escape. The officers faced minor injuries as a result. In Denver, Rio Blanco County and everywhere else in Colorado, the man could face charges of Resisting Arrest and Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer, while the woman could face charges of Accessory to Crime.

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Arapahoe County Assault in the Second Degree on a Police Officer or Peace Officer

In Arapahoe County, Adams County and everywhere else in Colorado, one way 2nd Degree Assault (C.R.S. 18-3-203) charges arise if, with intent to prevent a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical care provider, or emergency medical service provider from performing a lawful duty, someone intentionally causes bodily injury to them. C.R.S. 18-1-901(c) defines bodily injury as any pain, illness, or any impairment of physical or mental condition. Since the man allegedly elbowed and punched two police officers who were trying to arrest him, he could face charges of 2nd Degree Assault on a Peace Officer.

Resisting Arrest in Jefferson County and Across Colorado

In Jefferson County, El Paso County and across Colorado, Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103 is charged when a person knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent a peace officer from making an arrest. The man in the news story could face charges of Resisting Arrest for trying to keep police from arresting him when he assaulted them. This misdemeanor crime can quickly turn into a mandatory prison sentence felony if the officer claims the accused caused them any pain.

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Douglas County Accessory to Crime Charges – A Defense Attorney Explains

In Highlands Ranch, Douglas County, and everywhere else in Colorado, the woman in the news story could face charges of Accessory to Crime. Accessory to Crime charges arise whenever a person, with intent to hinder, delay, or prevent the discovery, detection, apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of another for the commission of a crime, he renders assistance to such person. “Rendering assistance” can be defined in many ways. C.R.S. 18-8-105(2)(d) says a person can render assistance by force, intimidation, or deception, obstruct anyone in the performance of any act which might aid in the discovery, detection, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of such person. Since the woman tried to render assistance by force to obstruct police from making an arrest, it would be Accessory to Crime. This crime can result in felony charges.

Charged with Assault, Resisting Arrest or Accessory to Crime in Colorado? Call  Our Top Defense Lawyers

If you face charges of Second Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest or Accessory to Crime in Denver, Aurora or anywhere else in Colorado, call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office. These charges are difficult to face on your own. You need an advocate on your side who will fight for reduced charges, an acquittal and case dismissals. Call our office today to set up a free initial consultation with us, and protect your future.

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If you or a loved one faces charges of Second Degree Assault on a police officer, Resisting Arrest or Accessory to Crime, be smart and exercise your right to be silent. Then, contact our office at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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