Resisting Arrest is a serious criminal charge. If you are facing charges of resisting arrest you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.
Resisting arrest is defined by C.R.S> 18-8-103(1)(a) and 18-8-103(1)(b). A person can be charged with resisting arrest if a prosecutor has probable cause to believe they:

  1. knowingly,
  2. prevented or attempted to prevent a peace officer, acting under color of his [her] official authority, from effecting an arrest of the defendant or another,
  3. by using or threatening to use physical force or violence against the peace officer or another.

Or

  1. knowingly,
  2. prevented or attempted to prevent a peace officer, acting under color of his [her] official authority, from effecting an arrest of the defendant or another,
  3. using any means, other than using or threatening to use physical force or violence against the peace officer or another, which created a substantial risk of causing bodily injury to the peace officer or another.

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In both cases, resisting arrest is a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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If you have been charged with resisting arrest an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver resisting arrest defense attorney Jason Savela and by calling (720) 821-1001.