Obstructing A Peace Officer
When a police officer is attempting to do his or her job, it is in everyone’s best interests to stay out of the way. However, if an individual got in the way and prevented the officer from keeping the peace, that person may be facing criminal charges. The charge of obstructing a peace officer may be cause for you to be arrested.
According to Colorado law, a police officer and a peace officer are the same thing. When you are facing charges of obstructing a peace officer, you should take these charges very seriously and enlist the help of an experienced lawyer. At the law office of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, we use nearly 30 years of experience when aggressively pursuing a resolution to criminal cases, such as obstructing. You can trust our firm to keep your best interests in mind and seek a lesser charge or dismissal of the charges whenever possible.
Fight obstructing charges with the help of our firm. Call us at 970-493-3600 or toll free 888-830-9445 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Obstructing: A Class 2 Misdemeanor
The Colorado statute states that, “By using or threatening to use violence, force, physical interference or an obstacle, such person knowingly obstructs, impairs or hinders the enforcement of the penal law or the preservation of the peace, or the control or abatement of a fire, by a peace officer or firefighter, acting under color of his or her official authority.”
Our Clients Facing Obstructing Charges
Many of the individuals we represent in obstructing a peace officer cases are in their 20s and have been out enjoying themselves in Old Town Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. They may have been trying to help a friend out who was talking with police and ended up getting arrested themselves for getting in the middle. Regardless of the situation, if you interfered with police or were told to leave by police and would not leave, you may be facing obstructing charges. We can fight these on your behalf.
Contact Us For Skilled Criminal Defense
To further discuss your options with a member of our experienced legal team, contact us online or call us at 970-493-3600. We can handle cases in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Loveland and the surrounding northern Colorado communities.