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Is Menacing a Domestic Violence Crime in Denver Courts?

| Jun 6, 2018 | Menacing |

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Menacing as Domestic Violence in Jefferson County, Colorado

Menacing can be used as a base crime for Domestic Violence, in Jefferson County, Colorado. In fact, we often see this connection. Usually, Menacing occurs after the breakup of a relationship. The man or woman starts issuing threats of injury if the other person does not restore the relationship with them or sees another person. By definition, Menacing involves any threat or physical action which knowingly places or attempts to place someone in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. This raises the question of whether a threat to harm in a non-serious manner, amounts to Menacing.

Definition of Serious Bodily Injury for Menacing in Arapahoe County, Colorado

The definition of Serious Bodily Injury is key to understanding Menacing. Here is the definition: “Serious bodily injury” means injury that involves, either at the time of the actual injury or at a later time, a substantial risk of death, a substantial risk of serious permanent disfigurement, or a substantial risk of protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ of the body, or breaks, fractures, or burns of the second or third degree.” So, if you threaten harm, but not Serious Bodily Injury, it is technically not Menacing. Our experience is that police, courts and juries don’t care about the distinction. You threaten injury and they’ll convict. Colorado Menacing Questions and Answers.

Domestic Violence and Menacing is Common in Adams County, Colorado Courts

Domestic Violence involves allegations that a crime involved an element of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation or revenge, between those who’ve been in an intimate relationship. The problem is that courts, at the direction of the Colorado Supreme Court, are now finding “intimate” to mean sexual and nonsexual relationships. This leaves a huge door open as to what can be included in the term Domestic Violence. As a result, most any threat of serious bodily injury between couples can be treated as Domestic Violence Menacing in Adams County Courts.

Douglas County Menacing Can Easily be a Crime of Domestic Violence

In Douglas County, we often hear of threats between couples who have recently broken up. Sometimes the report of threats is true and many times they are false. Be careful not to fan the flames with an ex-lover or spouse. Many ex’s love to find ways to inflict pain and destroy a new relationship. We’ve even seen threats exchanged between the old girlfriend and the new girlfriend – fighting over a guy. Parker Police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office feel that they must make an arrest and place one of the former couple in jail when allegations of Menacing conduct arise.

Denver Domestic Violence and Menacing – An Easy Call

The problem with Menacing allegations is that they are easy to make. You don’t need any physical evidence at all. In Denver, police send people to the Denver County Jail on the word of a former lover who’d love a chance to see her old boyfriend sitting in jail – then facing a judge. Revenge is sweet to her. Today, since morality has been discouraged by our liberal school system, everyone is out for #1, and does not care who spends time in prison or jail. We are reaping what we’ve sown.

Call our criminal Menacing lawyers if you get charged. You can reach us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.