H. Michael Steinberg has 36 years of experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.

Articles Posted in Colorado False Reporting Law – Swatting

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2018-Colorado-Enacts-New-False-Reporting-Law-To-Stop-Swatting-18-8-111-300x200In 2018 – the Colorado State Legislature ennacted a new kind of False Reporting law to punish those who make “fake” 911 calls creating phony emergencies.

What Is “Swatting?”

The practice is called “swatting” because, in some cases, the intent of the alleged perpetrator is to lure a SWAT team to the location. “Swatting” involves actually creating the image of a fake emergency, which can include elements such as a report of a live shooter or of a hostage situation.