In the state of Colorado, assault can be classified in two different categories: a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are charged with assault it is imperative that you seek a Denver criminal defense attorney that will see to it that the charge is fair and just. We will help determine how accurate the assault allegation is and be sure that you are not getting unnecessary consequences.
Third Degree Assault
In Colorado, this is a class 1 misdemeanor with a possible penalty of a two-year jail sentence.
Second Degree Assault
In Colorado, you may be charged with Second Degree Assault if you caused bodily injury intentionally with or without the use of a deadly weapon.
First Degree Assault
If you intend to cause seriously bodily injury to another person or intentionally disfigure or disable another person you can be charged with first-degree assault. In the state of Colorado, if it is determined that your assault was a “crime of violence” and not a “heat of passion”, you will be sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.