In Colorado, resisting arrest by means of threats, violence, or force against law enforcement is a class 2 misdemeanor. Kicking an officer while being arrested, threatening them, or instructing others to aid you in preventing a lawful arrest can all be classified as resisting arrest. Penalties for such actions include 3-12 months in jail and/or $250-$1,000 in fines.
Resisting arrest is an additional charge added on to the original crime you were being arrested for.
The elements of resisting arrest are:
Arrests are not always handled as they should be. Perhaps the officer used excessive force on you or maybe they were not even on active duty. We won't let you get pushed around in court. Call Chris Ponce to assist you.