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The Crimes of Obstruction of Public Justice in Colorado

The Colorado Crime of Obstructing government operations  18-8-102

Intentionally obstructing, impairing, or hindering the performance of a governmental function by a public servant by using or threatening the use of violence, force, or physical interference is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-8-102 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Resisting arrest 18-8-103.

Knowingly preventing or attempting to prevent a peace officer, acting in his or her official capacity, from effecting an arrest of any person is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-8-103 (4)

The Colorado Crime of Obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical services provider, rescue specialist, or volunteer 18-8-104 .

Obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical services provider, rescue specialist, or volunteer in the performance of any official duty by using or threatening the use of violence, force, or physical interference is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-8-104 (4)

The Colorado Crime of Accessory to crime . 18-8-105.

A person who renders assistance to another who has committed a crime in order to prevent the person’s apprehension and punishment commits a class 6 felony if the person who renders assistance knows that the person being assisted has committed a class 6 felony. 18-8-105 (5)

Being an accessory to crime is a class 5 felony if the offender knows that the person being assisted is suspected of committing a class 1 or class 2 felony. 18-8-105 (4)

Being an accessory to crime is a class 5 felony if the offender knows that the person being assisted has committed, or has been convicted of, a felony other than a class 1 or class 2 felony. 18-8-105 (5)

Being an accessory to crime is a class 4 felony if the offender knows that the person being assisted has committed, or has been convicted of, or is charged with, or is suspected of or wanted for a class 1 or class 2 felony. 18-8-105 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Compounding 18-8-108.

A person commits the class 3 misdemeanor of compounding when he or she accepts or agrees to accept money for refraining from seeking prosecution for an offense or for refraining from reporting a crime to law enforcement authorities. 18-8-108 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Concealing death 18-8-109.

Concealing the death of another person and thereby preventing a determination of the cause or circumstances of death is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-8-109

The Colorado Crime of False report of explosives  18-8-110.

Any person who reports that a bomb or other explosive, chemical or biological agent, poison or weapon, or harmful radioactive substance has been placed in any public or private place or vehicle, knowing that the report is false, commits a class 6 felony. 18-8-110

The Colorado Crime of False reporting 18-8-111.

(1) A person commits false reporting to authorities, if:

(a) He knowingly causes a false alarm of fire or other emergency to be transmitted to or within an official or volunteer fire department, ambulance service, or any other government agency which deals with emergencies involving danger to life or property; or

(b) He makes a report or knowingly causes the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities of a crime or other incident within their official concern when he knows that it did not occur; or

(c) He or she makes a report or knowingly causes the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities pretending to furnish information relating to an offense or other incident within their official concern when he or she knows that he or she has no such information or knows that the information is false; or

(d) He or she knowingly provides false identifying information to law enforcement authorities.

(2) False reporting to authorities is a class 3 misdemeanor.

(3) For purposes of this section, “identifying information” means a person’s name, address, birth date, social security number, or driver’s license or Colorado identification number.

False reporting to authorities is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-8-111 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Impersonating a peace officer 18-8-112.

Falsely pretending to be a peace officer and performing an act in that pretended capacity is a class 6 felony. 18-8-112 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Impersonating a public servant 18-8-113

Impersonating a public servant (other than a peace officer) is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-8-113 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Abuse of public records 18-8-114

Knowingly abusing public records by making false entry or improperly altering a public record; destroying, mutilating, concealing, removing, or impairing the availability of a public record; or refusing to deliver a public record upon proper request to any personlawfully entitled to receive it is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-8-114 (1)

The Colorado Crime of Disarming a peace officer 18-8-116

It is a class 5 felony to knowingly, without justification and without consent, remove the firearm of a peace officer who is acting under color of official authority. 18-8-116 (2)

The Crime of Violation of bail bond conditions  18-8-212 

A person who has been accused of a misdemeanor and who is released on bail bond commits a class 3 misdemeanor if he or she knowingly fails to appear for trial or if he or she knowingly violates the conditions of the bail bond. 18-8-212 (2)

A person who has been accused of a felony and is released on bail bond commits a class 6 felony if he or she knowingly fails to appear for trial or if he or she knowingly violates the conditions of the bail bond. 18-8-212 (1)

The Colorado Crime of Unauthorized residency by parolee or probationer from another state 18-8-213

A probationer or parolee from another state who, in order to stay in the state, is required to have permission of the administrator of the Interstate Compact for Parolee Supervision, and does not receive such approval, commits a class 5 felony.18-8-213 (2)


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