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.
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.