Colorado Springs Assault Attorney
Providing Defense to Assault Charges in Colorado
Regardless of your situation, 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 assault 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.
Arrested for assault? Turn to Damascus Road Law Group for the defense you deserve.
Contact us today!
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 Colorado
Springs assault 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 our Colorado Springs assault lawyer 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.