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Assault in the Third Degree – Denver Lawyer Who Can Help

by | Dec 26, 2018 | Assault |

Denver Defense Lawyer for Assault Charges

Third Degree Assault is one of the most overcharged crimes in Colorado. The statute, found at C.R.S. 18-3-204, uses ambiguous terms that give the district attorneys in Douglas, Boulder, and Denver county a wide scope in which to charge this crime. In fact, most people who are accused of touching their spouse or significant other will be charged this crime. Because assault is wrongfully charged a majority of the time, you need to have a lawyer fighting on your side to get rid of these charges and their terrible consequences.

Domestic Violence Charges Impacts Right to Possess Firearms in Jefferson County

In many cases, Assault in the Third Degree charges will be coupled with Domestic Violence (DV) charges, a sentence enhancer in Jefferson County. A DV allegation has a limited impact on cases involving Criminal Mischief, Theft, and Harassment in Lakewood, Golden, and Wheat Ridge. However, when someone is charged with Assault and Domestic Violence is also alleged, the punishment can be devastating because that person, if convicted, will lose their right to possess firearms for the rest of their lives.

Article II, Section Thirteen, of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, and the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, both guarantee you the right to possess firearms. With much influence from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Colorado, that right has been attacked and whittled down to a mere conceptual right. Federal law specifies that when a person is convicted of a misdemeanor violent crime, or any felony, the State of Colorado has the power to take away your rights. When a person is arrested for and eventually convicted of Assault in the Third Degree, Domestic Violence, that person will forever lose their right to bear arms in Morrison, Conifer, Ken Caryl, and throughout Colorado.

Assault and Domestic Violence Penalty in Arapahoe County

Beyond the loss of the use and enjoyment of firearms, a person convicted of Domestic Violence assault or just getting into a fight at the bar (non-DV assault) will face potential jail time, probation, and fines. Your life as you know it will be dramatically altered. Imagine being in jail for 24 months. How would your job react to that? How would your family survive? Because of the dire consequences of having a conviction for this crime on your record, you need to hire an attorney who is experienced with attacking the government’s false accusations in Arapahoe and Weld County.

Adams County Defense Lawyer for Third Degree Assault Charges

You need the best lawyer for protecting your rights in Adams County. If you or a loved one have been charged with Third Degree Assault, or any other crime in Douglas County, be smart, and exercise your right to remain silent when contacted by police. Call us today at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.