Introduced House Bill (H)

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Interference with law enforcement. Provides that a person commits interfering with law enforcement, a Class B misdemeanor, if the person: (1) obstructs or interferes with a law enforcement officer carrying out the officer's official duties; (2) resists, obstructs, or interferes with the service of process; or (3) enters a crime scene or similar location that is marked off with barrier tape or other markers. Increases the penalty if the person uses a vehicle, draws or uses a deadly weapon, or causes injury or death to another person. Provides that resisting or interfering with law enforcement is enhanced to a Level Interference with law enforcement. Provides that a person commits interfering with law enforcement, a Class B misdemeanor, if the person: (1) obstructs or interferes with a law enforcement officer carrying out the officer's official duties; (2) resists, obstructs, or interferes with the service of process; or (3) enters a crime scene or similar location that is marked off with barrier tape or other markers. Increases the penalty if the person uses a vehicle, draws or uses a deadly weapon, or causes injury or death to another person. Provides that resisting or interfering with law enforcement is enhanced to a Level 6 felony if the person uses a vehicle to commit the offense. (Under current law, the felony enhancement applies only if the person flees from law enforcement using a vehicle.) ... View more