AGGRAVATED INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR VICTIM DEFINITION
Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-705
The Attorney’s Definition of Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness or Victim in Colorado is:
(1) A person who commits intimidating a witness or victim commits aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim if, during the act of intimidating, he:
(a) Is armed with a deadly weapon with the intent, if resisted, to kill, maim, or wound the person being intimidated or any other person; or
(b) Knowingly wounds the person being intimidated or any other person with a deadly weapon, or by the use of force, threats, or intimidation with a deadly weapon knowingly puts the person being intimidated or any other person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury.
(2) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, possession of any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person reasonably to believe it to be a deadly weapon, or any verbal or other representation by the person that he is so armed, is prima facie evidence that the person is armed with a deadly weapon.
(3) Aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim is a class 3 felony.
This is the definition which courts and lawyers use in Denver and across Colorado, when people are charged with this felony offense.