Assault Lawyer in Denver, CO

In Colorado Assault generally is defined as knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person. Battery (identified as “menacing” in some states) happens when a person knowingly causes a person to fear imminent serious bodily injury through threat or physical action. Assault is classified as follows: 

First-Degree Assault:

A person intentionally causes serious bodily injury, often by use or threat of use of a deadly weapon. It is often considered a crime of violence and it is a felony. Penalties for first-degree assault in Colorado: Could include up to 32 years in prison and fine of up to $750,000. 

Second-Degree Assault:

A person recklessly causes serious bodily injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, or intentionally causes serious bodily injury to another person. It is often considered a crime of violence and it is a felony. Penalties for second-degree assault in Colorado: Could include up to 16 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. 

Felony Menacing: 

A person commits the crime of felony menacing when they put another in fear of immediate physical injury by the use of threat with a deadly weapon or an item that the person believes to be a deadly weapon. Or, a person represents to another that they are armed with a deadly weapon. Penalties for felony menacing in Colorado: Could include up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

Third-Degree Assault:

Occurs when a person knowingly, recklessly, or through criminal negligence causes bodily injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon. It is consider a class 1 misdemeanor. Penalties for third-degree assault in Colorado: Could include up to 2 years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. 

Why You Need An Experienced Assault Defense Attorney.

GLaw Defense has decades of experience successfully defending individuals charged with all forms and degrees of assault.  Because of the complexity of the charge of assault you need skilled attorneys to protect your rights as the accused.  Your attorney must understand the circumstances behind the charges and be able to help you navigate through the court process.  The range of potential consequences is large.  Your criminal defense attorney must ensure that you are charged appropriately based upon the alleged facts of the incident.  Then, your criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the system based upon your personal circumstances.  Assault charges require a sophisticated legal strategy developed by qualified attorneys to protect your rights and properly defend you. 

If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime in Colorado, contact one of our experienced GLaw Defense Attorneys at (303) 205-8495. Or, schedule a free consultation by clicking the link below.