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Jefferson County, Colorado Menacing vs. Jefferson County Self Defense

Menacing, Assault and Harassment vs. Self Defense - A Common Conflict

The crimes of Menacing, Assault and Harassment are directly at odds with the affirmative defense of Self Defense in Jefferson County, Colorado. Let's look at why one of the most commonly charged felony crimes conflicts with one of the most important statutory defenses available to men and women in Colorado. Use of Self Defense.

Menacing, C.R.S. 18-3-206 vs. Self Defense in Jefferson County, Colorado

Menacing-Self-Defense.jpgJefferson County Menacing Attorney - Self Defense Not Important to Police

Many traffic altercations quickly turn into Menacing charges for one party. Be careful in Jefferson County, because if you show a weapon in Self Defense, the other party may call the police and you will be charged with Felony Menacing. Police and Sheriff deputies never seem to understand or care about the law. They just make the arrest and let the attorneys sort it out in court. By default, they charge the person with the weapon. The Law on Self Defense.

Douglas County Lawyers - Menacing Charges in Douglas County, Colorado, C.R.S 18-3-206

Menacing-Lawyer.jpgMenacing Charges by False Allegations in Denver and Douglas County

Menacing is a crime that many people are falsely accused of in Douglas County and Denver. I see more and more charges of threatening by gun or knife arising from false reports to police. Sure, there is more aggression in our society than ever before. But, people are learning how to use the police to get revenge against another person. I represent people throughout our wonderful State in a variety of criminal matters; but Menacing is something especially near to my heart because of the over-charging and abusive false charges I see every day.

Disorderly Conduct or Menacing With a Gun in Traffic - Pueblo County?

TrafficB.jpgA recent Colorado Supreme Court opinion was of interest to the criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office. The high court was asked to examine a lower court trial in Pueblo where a man was convicted of two counts of Menacing after the trial court refused to give a jury instruction for Disorderly Conduct with a Gun. The case was called People v. Naranjo, and on May 7, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed the trial court on the convictions. The facts as detailed by the witnesses were that the defendant displayed a firearm in highway traffic following an encounter with a man and his daughter. After being convicted of two counts of Felony Menacing, the man is now entitled to a new trial - with a lesser non-included jury instruction.

Menacing Charges - Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Help

Menacing in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County is a crime that is constantly overcharged. Circumstances commonly involve allegations that someone committed an act which knowingly placed another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. The terms "imminent" and "serious" are really important. Beyond these key terms, the "act" could be completed by a threat or actual conduct. This crime can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor - both which have important consequences to anyone's future.

Felony Menacing in Colorado - C.R.S. 18-3-206 (1)

toy-gun-menacing.jpgBeing charged with Felony Menacing, C.R.S. 18-3-206(1), in Jefferson, Arapahoe, or Douglas County can change your life forever. Have you ever been so mad at someone you wanted to scare the..., you know what out of him? Of course you have, and so have I. Driving through Denver on I-70 or being in public situations where someone is rude can easily trigger thoughts of revenge. But what happens when a person plays with the idea too long and acts out on those thoughts?

Menacing Basics and Jury Hype - C.R.S. 18-3-206

menacing-jury-hype.jpgI generally have at least two Menacing (C.R.S. 18-3-206) cases going on simultaneously over the last several years. Since this is such a commonly charged criminal offense, I've had to stop and ask myself why. It seems there are two reasons which explain why District Attorneys in high population areas like Denver or Douglas County, and in more rural areas like Weld, or Kit Carson County, often charge this crime.

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