Denver Menacing Charges Lawyer, C.R.S. 18-3-206, Criminal Defense Attorney
Menacing in Denver involves any kind of threat to harm another person. We frequently see this charge in allegations of road rage, where a gun is shown to another driver. Unfortunately, the conduct of the other driver, usually very dangerous, is ignored as police officers get excited over the report of a firearm. Menacing is charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, under C.R.S. 18-3-206.
Definition Of Menacing In Arapahoe County, Colorado
The Colorado definition of menacing is:
Any threat or physical action, which knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
- If the allegation involves a deadly weapon, it is a Class 5 felony
- If the accusation does not involve a deadly weapon, it is a Class 3 misdemeanor
Self Defense To Menacing Charges In Jefferson County, Colorado
The best defense to charges of Menacing is self defense. You are allowed to display/show a firearm, and even use a firearm, if your life or the life of another is in real danger. Critical to this defense, is that you have a real, actual risk to someone’s life.
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We often see people displaying a firearm for simple traffic conflicts when they are cut-off in traffic. This is not a valid situation where self defense will be useful.
Menacing Examples In Douglas County, Courts
Menacing charges result from threatening words like “I’ll kill you if you go near by girlfriend again.” Displaying a gun to someone else will almost guarantee a felony Menacing charge. In other cases, we see people threaten another person with a board, stick, bottle, metal pole or golf club. We’ve even seen charges result from threats with a machete. The catch all phrase under the Menacing definition involves the “use of any object capable of producing death or serious bodily injury.” Speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers to learn more about your specific situation. Learn more about menacing by reading our Colorado Menacing – Questions and Answers.
Lawyers For Adams County Menacing Charges
Being charged with misdemeanor Menacing or felony menacing is very stressful. Your accusor is probably the person who started the fight, and then they run to police to get the upper hand. Westminster and Northglenn Police are all to happy to hunt for you and place you under arrest. They don’t care what really happened, but want an arrest statistic under their belt. Don’t help them convict you by talking with them. The ONLY reason they ask you questions is to be able to quote you in police reports for your prosecution. Again, they are not looking for the truth – don’t be fooled by their pretend concern for you. It is temporary and you will be arrested.
Clients choose our criminal defense law firm because they like the personal concern our lawyers offer. You need a lawyer who wants to protect you and takes your charges personally. We don’t hook you up with a paralegal any time you call or come by our office. You work with an attorney – your lawyer. We have extensive practice with Menacing charges in Aurora, Lakewood, Brighton, Golden, and Westminster. Every criminal charge is treated as if your life depends on it, because it does. We know that the consequences of a conviction can cause a job loss, a family breakup and the loss of your home. This is why we aggressively defend every felony and misdemeanor Menacing criminal charge.
Call or email O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, to schedule a free consultation with a Denver area criminal defense attorney.
Stay Out Of The Denver Jail ◦ Contact An Experienced Criminal Menacing Defense Lawyer
When facing time in the Denver jail, imprisonment, fines or other penalties from Menacing charges under C.R.S. 18-3-206, you owe it to yourself and your family to find the most dedicated defense attorney available. You may also value working with a Christian criminal defense attorney who shares your values. Contact O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, to schedule a free initial consultation with a criminal lawyer.