Assault is classified in many ways in Colorado
Colorado has strict laws and penalties regarding assault crimes. The state law on assault is divided into first, second and third-degree assaults. Municipal codes usually charge assault and battery. Each degree refers to a specific type of assault and carries specific penalties.
- First-degree assault. This is a class three felony and a crime of violence. There are several ways this offense can be committed. Most involve intending to cause serious bodily injury and deadly weapons. Felony first-degree assault carries a mandatory sentence of 10 to 32 years in prison.
- Second-degree assault. This charge is a class four felony and a crime of violence that involves intending to cause serious bodily injury and deadly weapons. Felony second-degree assault carries a mandatory sentence of five to 16 years in prison.
- Third-degree assault. This is a class one misdemeanor. Like the others, it involves intending to cause serious bodily injury and deadly weapons. Third-degree assault carries a possible jail sentence between six months and two years.
What is considered bodily injury?
Bodily injury is defined as pain. Serious bodily injury usually involves a broken bone, disfigurement or loss of use or impairment of a part of the body. A punch in the nose that breaks the nose or the orbital bone around the eye is enough for second-degree assault. There are often defenses to assault cases.
Put an experienced Denver defense attorney on your assault case
A criime of violence (COV) can lead to serious consequences. Crime of Violence charges are felony charges and carry serious prison time. Criminal defense lawyer Richard Huttner handles all felony crimes and crimes of violence matters , including
- First and second-degree assault
- sexual assault
- criminal trespass
- aggravated robbery
A sentence for crimes of violence require mandatory prison sentences. The Judge has no discretion to grant probation. Criminal defense attorney Richard Huttner has the experience in developing a strong, defensive strategy for his client’s cases. He diligently works to defend your rights and protect your freedom.
Richard B. Huttner also defends crimes that are not considered violent crimes including menacing, burglary, robbery, trespass, and theft.
Sometimes good people get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. At first glance, it may seem that the allegations are unbeatable and without the digging deeper for the facts a defendant may be easily convicted. Richard’s job as your criminal defense attorney is to leave no stone unturned.
He stands behind his clients and provides the best resources available to prove their innocence. He often uses a team of experts to defend and make the government meet their burden.
Assault defense attorney in Denver, CO