Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 8 - Offenses Against the Administration of Government - Part 3 - Obstructing Governmental Operations - Section 305 - Interference with peace officer.


Published: 2017-05-09

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Effective 5/9/2017 76-8-305 Interference with peace officer. (1) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the person knows, or by the exercise of

reasonable care should have known, that a peace officer is seeking to effect a lawful arrest or detention of that person or another person and interferes with the arrest or detention by:

(a) use of force or any weapon; (b) refusing to perform any act required by lawful order:

(i) necessary to effect the arrest or detention; and (ii) made by a peace officer involved in the arrest or detention; or

(c) refusing to refrain from performing any act that would impede the arrest or detention. (2) Recording the actions of a law enforcement officer with a camera, mobile phone, or other

photographic device, while the officer is performing official duties in plain view, does not by itself constitute:

(a) interference with the officer; (b) willful resistance; (c) disorderly conduct; or (d) obstruction of justice.

Amended by Chapter 312, 2017 General Session