Obstructing a Peace Officer

What are the Defences for Obstructing a Peace Officer?

If you provide a fake name or a false address to a peace officer in Calgary – or “obstruct” them in performing their duties in any way - you may face a criminal charge of obstructing a peace officer. This can be a very confusing charge, so let’s take a look at what it means, who is classified as a peace officer, and what you can do about it if you’re charged.

June 29th, 2021|

What is Obstructing a Peace Officer?

Obstructing a peace officer means to interfere with, resist or omit to assist a peace officer during the lawful execution of duty. It generally requires a definite action rather than remaining silent or passive and it needs to be an intentional act against someone you are aware is a peace officer.

May 21st, 2021|


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