Conflicts with Police in Utah

Helping to resolve charges of interfering with law enforcement

As the embodiment of the state’s authority to maintain law and order, police officers deserve a great deal of respect.  It’s understandable, then, that Utah law provides serious criminal penalties for conduct that interferes with police business. Conflicts with police in Utah can also complicate or exacerbate the defense of other charges. Even when underlying charges are dismissed, ancillary charges such as interfering with an arresting officer can have serious consequences.

If you face criminal charges for allegedly interfering with police business, contacting an attorney should be your first priority. At Intermountain Legal, our lawyers in Salt Lake City understand the most efficient means of defending against these charges and have helped individuals throughout the state obtain dismissals, plea bargains and reduced sentences.

Charges for interfering with police business

Conflicts with police can take several forms, and each can be a serious criminal offense. An experienced attorney can help with the following charges:

  • Filing a false police report — Knowingly giving false information to a peace officer or any state or local agency is a serious offense. Filing a false police report in Utah can lead to fines, jail time and a criminal record.
  • Interfering with an arresting officer — The offense of interfering with an arresting officer can include many forms of conduct, some quite minor. These charges may still stand even if the underlying offense for which you were arrested is dismissed.

Fighting these types of charges can be difficult. Police officers have a great deal of credibility, so their testimony is given substantial weight. Creating reasonable doubt in these types of cases can be a challenge. But a skilled attorney can analyze your particular facts and circumstances and identify the best approach to take.

Call Intermountain Legal for a free consultation about police interference charges

Our attorneys at Intermountain Legal have helped clients across Utah confront charges stemming from interference with police business. We use our in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system to obtain dismissals and favorable plea bargains and resolve our clients’ cases in a timely manner. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.

Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.

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