Colorado Springs Assault Charge Lawyer
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Regardless of your situation, the Damascus Road Law Group is prepared to
help. The firm has years of legal experience and understands how to build
a strong defense. When you need a trusted advocate on your side, call their
Colorado Springs criminal attorney. One of the most common criminal charges is assault. If a fight breaks
out and the police intervene, typically at least one person will be charged
with assault. It may be that you were defending yourself from another
overly-aggressive party and retaliated such that the police arrested you.
In this case you have a right to self-defense and the police may have
arrested the wrong person.
What are the penalties for assault in Colorado?
The charge of assault in Colorado is broken down by three degrees:
Third degree assault: This is a misdemeanor and carries up to two years in prison. This offense
is classified by an act or acts that intentionally cause injury to another
person. No physical injury need be observable, however, pain by itself
can constitute injury.
Second degree assault: Several definitions can be found for this charge—an intentional
or reckless act of aggression with a deadly weapon which injures another.
This is a fourth degree felony and carries with it between five and eight
years in prison.
First degree assault: An individual who is found to have intended to harm, disfigure, or disable
another, or acted "with extreme indifference to the value of human
life" can be charged with first degree assault. Such a crime is a
third degree felony which carries between 10 and 16 years in jail.
If you have been accused of assaulting someone, but believe you acted in
self-defense, you need to present evidence to the court that you attempted
to protect yourself. You must show, however, that you only used appropriate
force to mitigate a perceived threat.
Get Smart, Personal, and Trustworthy Legal Defense!
If you have been charged with any type of assault, an experienced attorney like
Alexander Berry can work to reduce your charges. Since the varying penalties for assault
depend on the intent to harm on the part of the accused, proving that
no intent existed or that it self-defense can be a great strategy.
Let Alexander Berry give you the legal advice and representation you need
if you are facing charges of assault.
Call the firm today to receive a
free case evaluation.