Colorado Assault in the Second Degree: What Are Your Defenses?

Assault is a crime that can occur quickly – before you may have time to really register what is going on. But it’s also a crime that can change your life just as quickly as it occurred, following you around through your criminal record forever.

This is why it’s so important to understand what types of actions can result in a charge of criminal assault, also known as assault in the second degree, in Colorado.

Here’s what you need to [...]

Colorado Assault: You Could Face Serious Penalties

When people think of assault, they often think of bar fights or muggings, but the truth is that many different scenarios can be defined as assault under the law.

A recent story out of Colorado Springs highlights this fact. A woman has been accused of deliberately striking and injuring a pedestrian with her car. Police are charging the driver with first-degree assault, as well as felony criminal mischief and reckless driving.

One way to avoid this charge is to understand [...]

Colorado Assault Charges: Should I Take a Plea Deal?

Sometimes a disagreement can go way off the rails and become physical between people. In these cases, dissenters may be charged with assault in Colorado. Whether or not they’re charged depends on the circumstances of the specific case.

Assault is a serious offense. If you are convicted, you can face some pretty severe penalties that could impact on the rest of your life. Read on to learn about assault in Colorado, penalties you face, and the right time to accept [...]

Denver Releases Crime Report: Assault Up 23 Percent in 2020

The year 2020 has been a long one already. Violence has all but dominated the news cycle in one way or another. It’s not just the news media covering negativity, though. According to Denver’s most recent crime report, assault is up 23 percent in 2020.

Moreover, assault isn’t the only violent crime on the rise, either. Colorado’s rate of aggravated assault is the highest it’s been since 2011. Acts of assault are not only becoming more common, these acts are [...]

The Difference Age Makes in a Colorado Assault Case

A Morgan County man is currently in police custody facing first-degree assault charges for allegedly assaulting a 76-year-old man.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical emergency on February 14, but at the scene, officers quickly realized that this victim’s medical emergency wasn’t related to an accident or fall, but rather, he was an assault victim.

If convicted, the defendant could serve 24 years in prison. That’s a far cry from simple assault, which usually is not initially [...]