Menacing 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.
What is Menacing and it’s Punishment in Arapahoe County?
Menacing in Arapahoe and Elbert County is where a person threatens another person with physical harm. If the harm is threatened verbally without the use of a deadly weapon, then the crime is charged as a misdemeanor. A basic example is two guys arguing and one says to the other that he will beat up the other. If the harm, or fear, is created by the use of a deadly weapon, then menacing is charged as a felony. An example of this action would be a person pulling out a gun and saying ‘I am going to shoot you’ to another person. Frequently, we hear allegations of a gun being pulled in traffic associated with road rage incidents. Read more on Road Rage Menacing.
Gun Owners Charged with Menacing in Jefferson County More Often?
The sad fact in our society is that people who own and carry firearms in Jefferson County are much more likely to be accused of not only Menacing, but Felony Menacing. This usually occurs because the person who feels threatened knows that the person who is threatening them is armed with a gun. Police lose their common sense when a gun is allegedly involved. I have seen cases where the Lakewood Police or Castle Rock Police charge my client with Felony Menacing simply because he got into an argument and was open carrying his firearm. While there was no mention of the gun or threatening actions with the gun, the hypersensitive police still arrested and charged my client because he was exercising his gun rights. Weak people or people who have had their feelings hurt know the police will believe them no matter what they say, if the other person had possession of a firearm.
Adams County Gun in Self-defense Without Menacing Charges?
Yes, it is possible, but the trend is against you. Police tend to still charge people with the crime of threatening another person when a gun is present. I have defended many clients who have pulled out their gun in a road-rage scenario. A reckless driver cut them off, slammed on their brakes directly in front of their car, and then pulled alongside them and threatened the client. The armed person then pulls out his gun, shows it to the other driver to get them to back off, and continues traveling. Shortly, the police have two SWAT teams arresting my client! Fearmongering police action is hurting our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. When a gun is involved, police know district attorneys are sure to back them when filing Felony Menacing Charges in Adams County.
If you are dealing with a false accusation of Menacing in Pueblo County, Larimer County or anywhere in between, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the best criminal defense lawyers immediately at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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