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Aurora and Westminster Harassment, Assault and Battery – What is the Colorado Legal Difference?

| Nov 24, 2017 | Harassment |

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Lawyer’s Difference Between Assault, Harassment and Battery in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado

Battery Comparison in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado

The crime of Battery is very different in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado. Compare the two.  In Westminster, Battery, 6-2-5, occurs when a person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person.

In Aurora, Sec. 94-37, Battery is the knowing or reckless use of force or violence upon the person of another.

DIFFERENCE: In Westminster, you must cause injury to another person to commit Battery, while in Aurora, you only need to apply force or violence – no injury is needed.

Assault in Aurora and Westminster, What’s the Difference?

Westminster Assault, 6-2-4: A person commits assault if, by any threat or physical action, he knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent bodily injury.

Aurora Assault, Sec. 94-36, is an attempt coupled with a present ability to commit a battery, upon the person of another.

DIFFERENCE: It is a crime in Westminster to attempt to place someone in fear of injury, without actually trying to harm them. Yet in Aurora, the same crime occurs only when you try to physically harm them.

Harassment Differences in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado

Harassment in Westminster, Colorado, 6-2-2: A person commits harassment if, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he or she, strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise touches a person or subjects him to physical contact.

Harassment in Aurora, Sec. 94-42: A person commits harassment if, with intent to harass, threaten or abuse another person, that person: strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person or directly or indirectly subjects him or her to harmful, painful or offensive contact.

DIFFERENCE: The primary difference is that Aurora requires the touch to be harmful, painful or offensive, while Westminster just requires the touch to occur – any kind of physical contact.

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