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The Colorado Crimes of Bribery and Corrupt Influences

The Colorado Crime of Bribery  18-8-302

It is a class 3 felony to offer a pecuniary benefit to a public official with the intent to influence some action, or for a person who is a public official to accept a bribe. 18-8-302 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Compensation for official behavior 18-8-303 (1)

A person who solicits or accepts compensation for having, as a public servant, given a decision, opinion, recommendation, or vote favorable to another or for having otherwise exercised a discretion in another person’s favor; or a person who offers such compensation commits a class 6 felony. 18-8-303 (1)

The Colorado Crime of Soliciting unlawful compensation  18-8-304

A public servant commits a class 2 misdemeanor if he or she requests a financial benefit for the performance of an official action knowing that he or she is required to perform that action without compensation or at a level of compensation lower than that requested. 18-8-304

The Colorado Crime of Trading in public office 18-8-305 (3)

A person commits a class 1 misdemeanor if he or she offers, receives, or agrees to confer any financial benefits upon a public servant or a party officer upon an agreement that any person will beappointed to or nominated as a candidate for public office. 18-8-305 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Attempt to influence a public servant 18-8-306

Any person who attempts to influence any public servant by means of deceit, threat of violence, or economic reprisal commits a class 4 felony. 18-8-306

The Colorado Crime of Designation of supplier prohibited 18-8-307

Any public servant who requires or directs a bidder or contractor to deal with a particular person in procuring goods or services required in submitting a bid to or fulfilling a contract with any government commits a class 6 felony. 18-8-307 (4)

The Colorado Crime of Failing to disclose a conflict of interest 18-8-308

Failure by a public servant to disclose a conflict of interest is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-8-308 (3)

The Colorado Crimes of Abuse of Public Office

 The Colorado Crime of Misuse of official information 18-8-402 (2)

Any public servant who, in contemplation of an official action or in reliance on information to which he or she has access in a official capacity and which has not been made public, commits a class 6 felony if he or she: acquires a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise that may be affected by such information or official action; speculates or wagers on the basis of such information or official action; or aids, advises, or encourages another to do any of the foregoing with intent to confer on any person a special pecuniary benefit. 18-8-402 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Official oppression 18-8-403 (2)

A public servant commits a class 2 misdemeanor if he or she, knowing that such conduct is illegal, subjects another to arrest, detention, search, seizure, mistreatment, dispossession, assessment, or lien; or has legal authority and jurisdiction of any person legally restrained and denies that restrained person the reasonable opportunity to consult in private with an attorney, provided that there is no danger of imminent escape and the restrained person expresses a desire to consult with an attorney. 18-8-403 (2)

The Colorado Crime of First degree official misconduct 18-8-404

A public servant who, with intent to obtain a benefit or to maliciously cause harm, knowingly commits an act relating to his or her office that constitutes an unauthorized exercise of official function; refrains from performing a duty imposed by law; or violates any statute, rule, or regulation relating to his or her office commits a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-8-404 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Issuing a false certificate 18-8-406

A public servant who is authorized to make and issue official certificates or other official written instruments commits a class 6 felony if he or she makes and issues such an instrument containing a statement that he or she knows to be false. 18-8-406

The Colorado Crime of Embezzlement of public property  18-8-407 (2)

A class 5 felony is committed whena public servant converts public moneys or properties to personal use or to any use other than the public use as authorized by law. 18-8-407 (2)

The Colorado Crimes of Perjury and Related Offenses

The Colorado Crime of Perjury in the first degree 18-8-502 (3)

A person who makes a materially false statement under oath, that he or she does not believe to be true, in any official proceeding commits a class 4 felony. 18-8-502 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Perjury in the second degree  18-8-503 (2)

A person who, in situations other than an official proceeding, makes a materially false statement under oath when he or she does not believe the statement to be true and with the intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his or her duty, commits a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-8-503 (2)

Colorado Offenses Relating to Judicial and Other Proceedings

The Colorado Crime of Bribery – receiving by a witness 18-8-603 (1)

 A witness accepting any benefit for the purpose of influencing his or her presence or testimony at an official proceeding commits a class 4 felony. 18-8-603 (1)

The Colorado Crime of Bribing a juror  18-8-606 (2)

A person who attempts to influence a juror’s decision by offering or conferring any benefit upon the juror commits a class 4 felony. 18-8-606 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Bribery – receiving by a juror  18-8-607 (2)

Any juror who accepts any benefit for the purpose of influencing his or her vote commits a class 4  felony. 18-8-607 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Intimidating a juror 18-8-608 (2)

A person who attempts to influence a juror’s vote by use of threat of harm or injury to any person or property commits a class 4 felony. 18-8-608 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Jury tampering  18-8-609 (2)

Knowing participation in the fraudulent processing or selection of jurors or prospective jurors or attempting to communicate with or influence jurors other than as a part of the official trial proceedings is a class 5 felony. 18-8-609 (2)

Jury tampering in any class 1 felony trial is a class 4 felony. 18-8-609 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Tampering with physical evidence § 18-8-610.

(1) A person commits tampering with physical evidence if, believing that an official proceeding is pending or about to be instituted and acting without legal right or authority, he:

(a) Destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes, or alters physical evidence with intent to impair its verity or availability in the pending or prospective official proceeding; or

(b) Knowingly makes, presents, or offers any false or altered physical evidence with intent that it be introduced in the pending or prospective official proceeding.

(2) “Physical evidence”, as used in this section, includes any article, object, document, record, or other thing of physical substance.

Tampering with physical evidence is a class 6 felony. 18-8-610 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Simulating legal process 18-8-611

Knowingly delivering a request for payment which in form and substance simulates a court-issued legal process is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-8-611 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Failure to obey a juror summons 18-8-612 (2)

Failure to obey a juror summons is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-8-612 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Misrepresentation on a Juror questionnaire 18-8-613 (2)

Willful misrepresentation of a material fact on a juror questionnaire is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-8-613 (2)

Harassment of a juror by an employer18-8-614 (2)

Willful harassment of a juror by an employer is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-8-614 (2)

Retaliation against a judge 18-8-615 (2)

A person commits a class 4 felony if he or she makes a credible threat or commits an act of harassment, harm, or injury upon another person or property as retaliation or retribution against a judge. 18-8-615 (2)

The Colorado Laws Regarding Victims and Witnesses Protection

Bribing a witness or victim  18-8-703 (2)

A person commits a class 4 felony when he or she offers or confers any benefit upon a witness or victim, in any official proceeding, members of the witness or victim’s family, or persons in close  relationship to or residing in the same household with a witness or victim in an attempt to influence that witness or victim. 18-8-703 (2)

Intimidating a witness or victim  18-8-704 (2)

If, in an attempt to influence a witness or victim, a person threatens harm or injury to any person or property, that person commits a class 4 felony. 18-8-704 (2)

Aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim  18-8-705 (3)

If, in an attempt to influence a witness or victim, a person is armed with a deadly weapon and intends, if resisted, to kill, maim, or wound any person; or knowingly wounds any person or puts any person in a reasonable fear of death or bodily injury, that person commits a class 3 felony. 18-8-705 (3)

Retaliation against a witness or victim  18-8-706 (2)

A person who intentionally inflicts harm or injury upon any person or property as retaliation or retribution for testimony given in any official proceeding commits a class 3 felony. 18-8-706 (2)

Retaliation against a juror 18-8-706.5 (2)

A person commits a class 3 felony if he or she uses a threat or an act of harassment, harm, or injury upon any person or property directed to or committed on a juror, a member of the juror’s family, an individual in close relationship to the juror, or an individual residing in the same household with the juror as retaliation or retribution against the juror. 18-8-706.5 (2)

Tampering with a witness or victim 18-8-707 (2)

A person who attempts to influence a victim or witness without bribery or threats commits a class 4 felony.18-8-707 (2)

Offenses Relating to the Use of Force by Peace Officers

Duty to report use of force by peace officers  18-8-802 (1) (c)

Failure of a peace officer to report use of excessive force by another peace officer is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-8-802 (1) (c)  


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