KRDO TV in Colorado Springs is reporting that Tina Peters, who is now running for Chair of the Colorado Republican Party, believes her ongoing legal battles won’t hurt her ability to lead the Party if she is elected. She also believes she will not serve any jail time in connection with her conviction on obstructing government operations.
A jury found Peters guilty of the charge earlier this month. She is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:00 a.m. on April 10 in Courtroom 2 at the Mesa County Justice Center.
Peters told KRDO, “I promise you I’m not going to jail. This is not a jailable offense, so I’m not worried at all.”
Her conviction carries a potential sentence of up to 6 months in jail, a $750 fine, or probation and community service.
Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein plans to ask for jail time.
Peters has no prior offenses on her record at the moment.
Peters told KRDO her legal team plans to either appeal the guilty verdict or pay a fine.
This case is not connected to her multiple felony charges for election tampering. Her trial on those charges is scheduled to start on August 25, 2023