Assaults in Denver and Colorado

As Assault Defense Attorneys, Your Freedom is Our First Priority

Assault charges in Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson County can range from misdemeanors to felonies. If a person is injured, or if a weapon is involved, it is a felony. If the assault is against a police officer, mandatory jail or prison time will be imposed. Throughout Colorado, in Douglas, Adams and Larimer County, good people are often charged with assault after a bar fight that went a little too far, or after the consumption of too much alcohol. Instances such as these should not be charged as seriously as purposeful attacks. Assault charges can also arise after a person tries to defend themselves or protect a loved one. Self-Defense is valuable affirmative defense and we often employ it when we work with our clients.

What is Assault in Colorado?

In Colorado, there are four kinds of assault which are most common:

· First Degree Assault - C.R.S. 18-3-202 (Felony)

· Second Degree Assault - C.R.S. 18-3-203 (Felony)

· Third Degree Assault - C.R.S.18-3-204 (Misdemeanor)

· Vehicular Assault - C.R.S. 18-3-205 (Felony)

In order to convict you of assault, the District Attorney must prove several important elements. These include whether you caused bodily injury to another person intentionally or knowingly. "Bodily injury" is a vague term which is often defined as simply, "pain." You need to work with an experienced criminal lawyer who has worked on many assault cases and can strategize to dismiss your case before it even goes to trial.

What You Should Do if Charged with Assault

If you have been charged with assault in Denver, Weld or Park County, we have one piece of advice for you: Do NOT speak with the police about your case. You are not required by law to give them a statement. Often, we cannot use a defense once our client has talked to the police. Law enforcement agencies understand this, so they often call the defendant in a case and act like their friend. It is important to understand that they want to disarm you. They want to you to be comfortable, and tell them exactly what happened. They will twist your words (or misquote you) and use them against you in court. Often, they arrest people immediately after talking with them. They are not your friend. Exercise your right to remain silent and preserve all possible defenses. You cannot talk police out of filing charges against you.

Assault is Often Charged with Other Offenses

Often, assault is charged with other crimes such as Harassment, Domestic Violence, Burglary and Menacing. Don't be discouraged by this overwhelming list of offenses. Even though the government knows they can't prove a particular charge beyond a reasonable doubt, they include the offense in a long list of serious crimes to scare you into accepting a plea deal. We are experienced at spotting these "add-on" offenses, and can pinpoint the crimes they may be able to prove - along with any defense.

We Practice 100% Criminal Law

Put Our Experience to Work for You

Here at the O'Malley Law Office, we have worked with many satisfied clients.

  • We don't use "lawyer speak." In plain English, we will tell you what to expect, how we will defend you, and will work out a favorable resolution in court.
  • We have worked on hundreds of assault cases throughout Colorado, and we know the District Attorney in many counties.
  • We often travel personally to the crime scene and investigate it for ourselves. We don't just read the police report and believe it. During our investigation, we will take photos of where the alleged assault took place to use in your defense in court.
  • We personally interview witnesses to gain perspective.

If you have been arrested for assault, don't put your future in the hands of a public defender or a part-time criminal lawyer. You owe it to yourself to work with an experienced Christian criminal defense attorney who will diligently and compassionately work for your defense. We practice 100% criminal law, and we will fight wholeheartedly for your freedom.

Contact us to speak directly with an attorney (not a paralegal) about your case. We will schedule a free initial consultation at our office, and you will leave with more information about your case and what to expect. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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