18-8-102. Obstructing government operations
(1) A person commits obstructing government operations if he intentionally obstructs, impairs, or hinders the performance of a governmental function by a public servant, by using or threatening to use violence, force, or physical interference or obstacle.
(2) It shall be an affirmative defense that:
(a) The obstruction, impairment, or hindrance was of unlawful action by a public servant; or
(b) The obstruction, impairment, or hindrance was of the making of an arrest; or
(c) The obstruction, impairment, or hindrance of a governmental function was by lawful activities in connection with a labor dispute with the government.
(3) Obstructing government operations is a class 3 misdemeanor.
Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 453, 1. C.R.S. 1963: 40-8-102. L. 73: P. 538, 5.
Cross references: For impeding any public official in the lawful performance of his or her duties or activities, see 18-9-110.