FELONY IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER – DIVERTED
Our client was charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer. Having never been in any trouble before the client was obviously scared, worried about losing his job, and needed help. The criminal defense team at Baldani, Rowland & Richardson got to work immediately on his case. After interviewing the client and hearing his side of things, it became obvious that his actions did not warrant a felony conviction. Attorney Brandi Lewis was able to negotiate a plea deal which amended the case to a simple violation and required the client to take an online class. After completing the online class, the case will be dismissed and expunged from his record. No jail time. Nothing on his record.
KRS 519.055 DEFINES IMPERSONATING A PEACE OFFICER AS:
“A person is guilty of impersonating a peace officer if he pretends to be a peace officer, or to represent a law enforcement agency or act with the authority or approval of law enforcement agency, with intent to induce another to submit to the pretended official authority or otherwise to act in reliance upon the pretense to his prejudice.”
The penalty if convicted is a Class D felony which carries a term of imprisonment of 1-5 years.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense