Obstruction of justice in Colorado occurs when a person commits violence or otherwise hinders, interferes, obstructs, or impairs the justice system. Obstruction of justice is not one specific crime, it applies to a series of different crimes, all of which fall under the umbrella of "obstruction."
Types of Obstruction Charges
A person resists arrest if he or she knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent a peace officer, acting under official authority, from making an arrest by using physical force or violence against the officer. The charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor. If convicted, a person faces possible jail term of 3 to 12 months, a fine of $250 to $1,000, or both.
Due to the wide variety of offenses listed under the obstruction chapter in Colorado, no one defense fits every situation. Instead contact an experienced legal counsel, Molly Jansen Law Group, who is familiar with Colorado obstruction law.
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