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025. COLORADO CRIMINAL CODE – OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, ORDER, AND DECENCY – HARASSMENT ETC

Public Peace and Order

The Colorado Crime of Inciting riot  18-9-102 (3)

Any person who incites, urges, instructs, or signals a group of five or more persons to engage in a riot commits a class 1 misdemeanor provided that no injury to a person or damage to property results. 18-9-102 (3)

Inciting a riot, if injury to a person or damage to property occurs is a class 5 felony. 18-9-102 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Arming rioters  18-9-103 (2)

A person who supplies a deadly weapon or destructive device for use in a riot, or who teaches another to use such weapon or device in a riot, commits a class 4 felony. 18-9-103 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Engaging in a riot  18-9-104 (1)

Engaging in a riot, provided that the person does not use or claim to be armed with a deadly weapon, is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-104 (1)

If, in the course of engaging in a riot, a person employs a deadly weapon, destructive device, or any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to believe that the article is a deadly weapon, or if in the course of rioting, the actor represents verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon, that person commits a class 4 felony. 18-9-104 (1)

The Colorado Crime of Disobedience of public safety orders 18-9-105

Knowingly disobeying a reasonable public safety order during riot conditions is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-105

The Colorado Crime of Disorderly conduct . 18-9-106 (3) (b)

Fighting with another in a public place, except in an amateur or professional contest, is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-106 (3) (b)

Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly making a coarse or obviously offensive utterance, gesture, or display in a public place, or making, unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence, when done with the intent to disrupt, impair, or interfere with a funeral, or with the intent to cause severe emotional distress to a person attending a funeral, is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-106 (3) (a)

If a person who is not a peace office discharges a firearm in a public place (except while lawfully engaged in target practice or hunting), or displays a deadly weapon or otherwise represents that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm, he or she commits a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-106 (3) (c)

The Colorado Crime of Obstructing a highway or other passageway . 18-9-107 (3)

Obstructing a highway or other passageway without legal privilege is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-107 (3)

Knowingly obstructing the entrance into or exit from a funeral or funeral site, or knowingly obstructing a highway or other passageway where a funeral procession is taking place is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-107 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Disrupting lawful assembly  18-9-108 (2)

A person who, intending to prevent or disrupt any lawful meeting, procession, or gathering, obstructs or interferes with the meeting, procession, or gathering by physical action, verbal utterance, or any other means, commits a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-108 (2)

Disrupting lawful assembly is a class 2 misdemeanor when the actor knows that the meeting, procession, or gathering is a funeral. 18-9-108 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions.  18-9-109 (5)

Interfering with the staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-109 (5)

Knowingly making or conveying a credible threat to cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon against a student, school official, or employee of an educational institution, or an invitee who is on the premises of an educational institution, is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-9-109 (6) (c)

The Colorado Crime of Interference of Public buildings  18-9-110 (8)

Violating any of the provisions of section 18-9-110 regarding trespass or interference in public  uildings is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-110 (8)

The Colorado Crime of Harassment 18-9-111 (2)

A person commits a class 3 misdemeanor if he or she, with the intent to harass, annoy, or alarm  another person, subjects the other person to physical contact; directs obscene language or gestures toward the other person in public; follows the other person in public; repeatedly initiates or attempts to initiate communication with the other person; or repeatedly insults, taunts, challenges, or makes communications in offensively coarse language to the other person. 18-9-111 (2)

Harassment with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-9-111 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Desecration of venerated objects  18-9-113 (1) (a)

A person commits a class 3 misdemeanor if he or she knowingly desecrates any public monument, structure, or other object of veneration by the public. 18-9-113 (1) (a)

A person commits a class 1 misdemeanor if he or she knowingly desecrates any place of worship or burial of human remains. 18-9-113 (1) (b)

The Colorado Crime of Hindering transportation.   18-9-114

A person who knowingly and without lawful authority forcibly stops and hinders the operation of any vehicle used in providing transportation services commits a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-114

The Colorado Crime of Endangering public transportation 18-9-115 (5)

If a person tampers with a facility of public transportation intentionally to cause damage which would result in possible bodily harm or death, or intends to commit a crime on the public conveyance or threatens anyone with a deadly weapon on a public conveyance, he or she commits a class 3 felony. 18-9-115 (5)

The Colorado Crime of Violation of a restraining order related to public conveyances 18-9-115.5 

A person commits a class 3 misdemeanor if he or she violates a court order that specifically restrains that person from traveling in or on a particular public conveyance. 18-9-115.5

The Colorado Crime of Harassment of bicyclists  18-9-116 (2) 

Knowingly projecting any missile at or against a bicyclist is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-116 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Vehicular eluding 18-9-116.5 (2) (a)

Any person who, while operating a motor vehicle, knowingly eludes or attempts to elude a peace officer also operating a motor vehicle, and who operates the vehicle in a reckless manner, commits a class 5 felony when no bodily injury or death occurs. 18-9-116.5 (2) (a)

Vehicular eluding that results in bodily injury to another person is a class 4 felony. 18-9-116.5 (2) (a)

Vehicular eluding that results in the death of another person is a class 3 felony. 18-9-116.5 (2) (a)

The Colorado Crime of Unlawful conduct on public property  18-9-117 (3) (a)

Violating any order, rule or regulation that issued by any officer or agency having the power of control, management, or supervision of a public building or public property and that is reasonably necessary for the administration, protection, and maintenance of such public building or property is a class 3 misdemeanor, with some exceptions. 18-9-117 (3) (a)

Violating any order, rule, or regulation regarding the control and limitation of fires is a class 2 misdemeanor, provided that the order, rule, or regulation has been issued by any officer or agency having the power of control, management, or supervision of a public building or public property and it is reasonably necessary for the protection and maintenance of the public building or property. 18-9-117 (3) (b)

Violating any order, rule, or regulation regarding the prohibition of activities or conduct within public buildings or on public property which may interfere with, impair, or disrupt a funeral or funeral procession is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-117 (3) (c)

The Colorado Crime of Firearms, explosives, or incendiary devices in facilities of public transportation. Any person who, without legal authority, possesses any loaded firearm or explosive or incendiary device, or carries or brings any of such items into any facility of public transportation, commits a class 6 felony. 18-9-118

The Colorado Crime of Failure to leave premises upon request of a peace officer  18-9-119 (2)

Barricading or refusing police entry to any premises or property through use of or threatened use of force, or knowingly refusing or failing to leave any premises or property when requested to do so by a peace officer, is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-119 (2)

Barricading or refusing police entry to any premises or property through use or threatened use of force, or knowingly refusing or failing to leave any premises or property when requested to do so by a peace officer and, in the same criminal episode, knowingly holding another person hostage or confining or detaining such person without his or her consent and without proper legal authority, is a class 2 misdemeanor, provided that no deadly weapon is used. 18-9-119 (3)

Barricading or refusing police entry to any premises or property through use or threatened use of force, or knowingly refusing or failing to leave any premises or property when requested to do so by a peace officer, or knowingly holding another person hostage without legal authority during such an episode, while, at the same time, recklessly or knowingly causing a peace officer to believe that the actor possesses a deadly weapon, is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-9-119 (4)

Any person who barricades or refuses police entry to any premises through use or threat of force and fails to leave upon request by a peace officer outside the structure, and holds a hostage by feigning possession of a deadly weapon commits a class 5 felony. 18-9-119 (7)

Any person who barricades or refuses police entry to any premises through use or threat of force, fails to leave upon request by a peace officer outside the structure, and holds another person hostage with use of a deadly weapon commits a class 4 felony. 18-9-119 (5)

The Colorado Crime of Terrorist training activities 18-9-120 (2)

Any person who teaches, demonstrates, practices with, or is instructed in the use, application, or making of firearms, explosive or incendiary devices, or techniques capable of causing injury or death and who knows that the same will be used in the furtherance of a civil disorder commits a class 5 felony. 18-9-120 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Bias-motivated crimes  18-9-121 (3)

Placing another person in fear of imminent lawless action directed at that person or that person’s  property while knowing that such words or conduct will likely produce bodily injury to that person or damage to that person’s property; or knowingly causing damage to or destruction to another person’s property, with the intent to intimidate or harass that person because of his or her actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-9-121 (3)

Knowingly causing bodily injury to another person because of that person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, constitutes a class 5 felony. 18-9-121 (3)

Commission of a bias-motivated crime is a class 4 felony if the offender is physically aided or abetted by one or more other persons during the commission of the offense. 18-9-121 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Preventing passage to and from a health care facility 18-9-122 (2)

Knowingly obstructing, detaining, hindering, impeding, or blocking another person’s entry to or exit from a health care facility is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-122 (2)

Knowingly approaching another person within 8 feet of that person, without consent, for the purpose of passing information to, displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education, or counseling with that person within a radius of 100 feet from any entrance to a health care facility is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-122 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Hazing. 18-9-124 (4)

Any activity in which a person recklessly endangers the health or safety of, or causes a risk of bodily  injury to, another person for purposes of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any student organization is hazing, which is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-9-124 (4)

The Colorado Crime of Interference with a funeral  18-9-125 (2)

If a person, knowing that a funeral is being conducted, refuses to leave any private property within 100 feet of the funeral site upon the request of the owner or the owner’s agent, or refuses to leave any public property within 100 feet of the funeral site upon the request of a public official or peace officer acting on reasonable belief of a violation, that person commits a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-9-125 (2)


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