If you decide to try your hand at impersonating a police officer, don’t be too surprised if you get charged with a class B misdemeanor. That’s exactly what happened to a Utah man after he allegedly pretended to be with the sheriff’s department back in July.
Franklin Huff supposedly went up to three men, pulled out a handgun and said he would kill them. At some point, Huff is said to have been putting the gun back in his waistband when one of the men went at him, knocking him down. During the fight, Huff’s gun went off, the bullet hitting him in the foot.
In addition to being charged with impersonating a police officer, Huff was also charged with three counts of aggravated assault.
What is Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated assault can be charged if a person commits assault while using a dangerous weapon or in some other way likely to produce death or serious bodily injury. Under normal circumstances, aggravated assault is a third degree felony. However, if serious injury occurs, the charge is increased to a second degree felony.
How Could You be Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer?
You may be guilty of impersonating a police officer if you plan to deceive someone or if you’re planning to get someone to submit to your authority as an alleged police officer. As stated previously, this crime is a class B misdemeanor.
Call an Attorney Immediately
If you are in trouble with the law, don’t hesitate to contact a Utah criminal defense attorney for help. Criminal charges require the attention of an experienced attorney who can represent you with vigor.
Don’t leave your freedom and reputation to chance; let a Utah criminal defense attorney give you the assistance you need both in court and with law enforcement.