A person commits the crime of criminal impersonation of a public servant if, with intent to obtain a benefit, to injure or defraud another or to facilitate an unlawful activity, the person does an act in the assumed character of a public servant.
It is no defense to a prosecution under this section that:
The office, position or title that the person pretended to hold did not in fact exist; or
The unit of government that the person pretended to represent did not in fact exist.
(a) Criminal impersonation of a public servant is a Class A misdemeanor.
Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, criminal impersonation of a public servant is a Class C felony if the public servant impersonated is a peace officer, judge or justice of the peace.
For the purposes of this section, “public servant” includes an active member or veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States. [1971 c.743 §211; 1993 c.243 §1; 1997 c.395 §2; 2003 c.577 §12; 2007 c.510 §1; 2016 c.22 §3]