Colorado Springs Assault Defense Lawyer
Why You Should Hire a Former Felony Prosecutor
If you have been arrested for first, second or third-degree assault in Colorado, your future could be on the line. Assault is a serious criminal offense that is punishable by years of imprisonment and thousands of dollars in fines, so you will need to hire a Colorado Springs criminal attorney with the experience necessary to launch a successful defense for
violent crimes. Fortunately, this is exactly what you will find at my firm.
Having formerly worked as a Deputy District Attorney, I know how the other side of the courtroom operates. This could prove to be largely beneficial to your case. I have also represented hundreds of criminally accused clients over the last decade, so you can trust that I am well-equipped to provide the aggressive defense that you need.
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Third Degree Assault – Definition & Penalties
According to Colorado Revised Statute § 18-3-204, third-degree assault is generally defined as knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person. In some cases, you could also be charged with this offense if you negligently, or accidentally, harm someone with a deadly weapon. Although third-degree assault is a Class 1 misdemeanor, it is also an "extraordinary risk crime."
Since third-degree assault is an extraordinary risk crime, you could face up to two years in jail.
Second Degree Assault – Definition & Penalties
Under Colorado Revised Statute § 18-3-203, second-degree assault is characterized as intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon. Other circumstances that could lead to second-degree assault charges include injuring another person while intentionally trying to hinder the police or drugging someone without their consent.
This is a fourth-degree felony that is punishable by a mandatory term of five years in prison.
First Degree Assault – Definition & Penalties
According to Colorado Revised Statute § 18-3-202, you could be charged with first-degree assault if you, with intent to injure another person, cause serious bodily injury by means of a deadly weapon. You could also be charged with this crime is you intentionally disfigure, amputate or disable a part of someone else's body. These charges may also apply if the victim was a protected person.
This is a third-degree felony that is punishable by a mandatory term of ten years in prison.
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Sometimes, good people are caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer, I will do everything in my power to protect your rights and minimize the penalties you face. A criminal conviction for assault can have devastating effects on your future, which often extends far beyond jail time. Let my firm provide the skilled legal defense that you need.
Having spent the first part of my career as a felony prosecutor, I am uniquely qualified to represent you against your assault crime charges. I have successfully defended hundreds of clients in the past, and I welcome the opportunity to do the same for you. Contact my firm today to find out how I can put more than 15 years of legal experience to work for you.
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