C.R.S. Section 18-8-103
Resisting arrest


(1)

A person commits resisting arrest if he knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent a peace officer, acting under color of his official authority, from effecting an arrest of the actor or another, by:

(a)

Using or threatening to use physical force or violence against the peace officer or another; or

(b)

Using any other means which creates a substantial risk of causing bodily injury to the peace officer or another.

(2)

It is no defense to a prosecution under this section that the peace officer was attempting to make an arrest which in fact was unlawful, if he was acting under color of his official authority, and in attempting to make the arrest he was not resorting to unreasonable or excessive force giving rise to the right of self-defense. A peace officer acts “under color of his official authority” when, in the regular course of assigned duties, he is called upon to make, and does make, a judgment in good faith based upon surrounding facts and circumstances that an arrest should be made by him.

(3)

The term “peace officer” as used in this section and section 18-8-104 means a peace officer in uniform or, if out of uniform, one who has identified himself by exhibiting his credentials as such peace officer to the person whose arrest is attempted.

(4)

Resisting arrest is a class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: Section 18-8-103 — Resisting arrest, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-18.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

18–8–101
Definitions
18–8–102
Obstructing government operations
18–8–103
Resisting arrest
18–8–104
Obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical service provider, rescue specialist, or volunteer
18–8–105
Accessory to crime
18–8–106
Refusal to permit inspections
18–8–108
Compounding
18–8–109
Concealing death
18–8–110
False report of explosives, weapons, or harmful substances
18–8–111
False reporting to authorities - false reporting of an emergency - definition
18–8–111.5
False reporting of identifying information to law enforcement authorities - definition
18–8–112
Impersonating a peace officer
18–8–113
Impersonating a public servant
18–8–114
Abuse of public records
18–8–115
Duty to report a crime - liability for disclosure
18–8–116
Disarming a peace officer
18–8–117
Unlawful sale of publicly provided services or appointments - definitions
18–8–201
Aiding escape
18–8–201.1
Aiding escape from an institution for the care and treatment of persons with behavioral or mental health disorders
18–8–203
Introducing contraband in the first degree
18–8–204
Introducing contraband in the second degree - definition
18–8–204.1
Possession of contraband in the first degree
18–8–204.2
Possession of contraband in the second degree
18–8–206
Assault during escape
18–8–207
Holding hostages
18–8–208
Escapes
18–8–208.1
Attempt to escape
18–8–208.2
Unauthorized absence
18–8–209
Concurrent and consecutive sentences
18–8–210.1
Persons in custody or confinement - juvenile offenders
18–8–210.2
Persons in custody or confinement
18–8–211
Riots in detention facilities
18–8–212
Violation of bail bond conditions
18–8–213
Unauthorized residency by an adult offender from another state
18–8–301
Definitions
18–8–302
Bribery
18–8–303
Compensation for past official behavior
18–8–304
Soliciting unlawful compensation
18–8–305
Trading in public office
18–8–306
Attempt to influence a public servant
18–8–307
Designation of supplier prohibited
18–8–308
Failing to disclose a conflict of interest
18–8–401
Definitions
18–8–402
Misuse of official information
18–8–403
Official oppression
18–8–404
First degree official misconduct
18–8–405
Second degree official misconduct
18–8–406
Issuing a false certificate
18–8–407
Embezzlement of public property
18–8–408
Designation of insurer prohibited
18–8–409
Violation of rules and regulations of judicial nominating commissions not subject to criminal prosecution
18–8–410
Abuse of public trust by an educator - definitions
18–8–501
Definitions
18–8–502
Perjury in the first degree
18–8–503
Perjury in the second degree
18–8–504
False swearing
18–8–505
Perjury or false swearing - inconsistent statements
18–8–506
Perjury and false swearing - proof
18–8–507
Perjury and false swearing - previous criminal action
18–8–508
Perjury - retraction
18–8–509
Perjury and false swearing - irregularities no defense
18–8–601
Definitions
18–8–603
Bribe-receiving by a witness
18–8–606
Bribing a juror
18–8–607
Bribe-receiving by a juror
18–8–608
Intimidating a juror
18–8–609
Jury-tampering
18–8–610
Tampering with physical evidence
18–8–610.5
Tampering with a deceased human body
18–8–611
Simulating legal process
18–8–612
Failure to obey a juror summons
18–8–613
Willful misrepresentation of material fact on juror questionnaire
18–8–614
Willful harassment of juror by employer
18–8–615
Retaliation against a judge or an elected official - definitions
18–8–616
Retaliation against a prosecutor
18–8–701
Short title
18–8–702
Definitions
18–8–703
Bribing a witness or victim
18–8–704
Intimidating a witness or victim
18–8–705
Aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim
18–8–706
Retaliation against a witness or victim
18–8–706.3
Aggravated retaliation against a witness or victim
18–8–706.5
Retaliation against a juror
18–8–707
Tampering with a witness or victim
18–8–708
Suit for damages by victim of intimidation or retaliation
18–8–801
Definitions
18–8–802
Duty to report use of force by peace officers - duty to intervene
18–8–803
Use of excessive force
18–8–804
Approved policy or guidelines
18–8–805
Prohibition on using or directing administration of ketamine - duty to report - duty to intervene - definition
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§ 18-8-103’s source at colorado​.gov