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Denver Assault Charge in the Municipal / General Sessions Court

Assault Charges in Denver General Sessions Court - Lawyer for Municipal Court of Denver Domestic Violence

The Denver Municipal Court, also known as the General Sessions Court, and the Municipal Court, has different charges for minor crimes than does Denver County Court. The Municipal Code of Denver frequently deals with charges of Assault, Section 38-93. Denver City Court Charges

Aurora Assault vs. Aurora Battery | What Does a Defense Attorney Think is the Difference?

Assault-Battery.jpgAssault and Battery in Aurora Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is hard to understand why the City of Aurora even has the crime of Assault, 94-36. Here is the definition of Assault: "An assault is an attempt coupled with a present ability to commit a battery, as defined in section 94-37, upon the person of another, and it shall be unlawful for any person to commit an assault in the city." What really does this mean? If you try and fail to commit battery? Then why not do what most other jurisdictions do and charge the conduct as "attempted battery"? It just doesn't make any sense and is very confusing to people charged with Assault in Aurora.

Assault in the First, Second, and Third Degree - The Best Denver Attorneys Fighting for You

Assault-First-Second-Third-.jpgWhat is Assault in the Third Degree in Arapahoe County, Colorado?

The dictionary definition of Assault is "to make a physical attack on" someone else. That definition is not good enough for courts in Aurora Municipal court or in the Arapahoe County or Arapahoe District court, for obvious reasons. There are varying degrees of "intent" and the level of harm inflicted which the law must make a distinction between. Also, there are classes of people which the Colorado statutes seek to protect more than others. For instance, an assault inflicted upon a police officer is charged with more severity than an identical assault upon the average unarmed citizen. The Three Types of Assault in Colorado.

Assault in the First Degree, Second Degree and Third Degree - Jefferson County Attorney Explains

Assault Lawyer in Denver - 1st Degree, 2nd Degree and 3rd Degree Assault

Assault--Lawyer.jpgLike many crimes, the more dangerous the conduct, the more serious the penalty. Such is the case with the crime of Assault. The least serious is Assault in the Third Degree, with Assault in the First Degree being the worst. Let's take a look at these crimes individually to make sure you understand their differences. Like any discussion on crimes, never give a statement to police - or you might help them prove a criminal offense against you!

Assault Lawyer in Denver, Charges Under C.R.S. 18-3-204

Assault-Lawyer.jpgFirst, Second and Third Degree Assault Lawyers - Stay Out of Jail or Prison

Charges of Assault in Arapahoe and Douglas County require the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer. It is worth getting help so your criminal record stays as clean as possible, and so you don't end up in the Arapahoe County Jail. There are three different types of Assault: Felony First Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-202, Felony Second Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-203, or Misdemeanor Third Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204. It does not take very much force to cause an assault. A "victim" could accuse you by simply stating that something caused them pain, and the police will charge you with this crime. These are some examples of other possible cases. Read more about the Crime of Assault.

Third Degree Assault Charges in Denver? You Need an Attorney

Have you ever grabbed someone by the arm? Have you ever pushed someone away from you? Or have you ever been so upset with another person that you have punched them? If you answered yes to any of these situations, you could be facing charges of Third Degree Assault. In Denver and Douglas County, criminal defense attorneys fight charges like these every day. The consequences of a conviction for this crime can have life-altering effects.

Assault in the Third Degree Charges in Denver

Assault charges are common in Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County, Colorado. Assaults can be charged based on a variety of allegations. In many cases no physical evidence is required to face a Third Degree Assault charge. In today's blog, I'll give you the legal and simple definition of this offense, and look at a few examples of how it is charged. Although there are several levels of assault, this article will focus on the most prevalent.

Lawyer for Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204, in Douglas County and all Colorado

Third Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204, in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County is a serious misdemeanor crime with serious consequences. You need the involvement an aggressive criminal defense attorney in protecting your future. Assault is defined in the State of Colorado as "knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person." In other words, if the other person says to the police they felt pain (bodily injury), you will likely be arrested on 3rd Degree Assault charges. Read how this Assault Charge is Clogging Denver Courts.

Assault in the Third Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-204, Lawyers Who Can Help

third-degree-assault.jpgThird 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, Arapahoe, and Denver county great latitude 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 if the time, you need to have an attorney / lawyer fighting on your side to get rid of these charges and their terrible consequences.

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  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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