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18-8-102. Obstructing government operations

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(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.

History

History.
Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 453, 1. C.R.S. 1963: 40-8-102. L. 73: P. 538, 5.

Annotations

Cross references: For impeding any public official in the lawful performance of his or her duties or activities, see 18-9-110.