Boulder Assault Attorney
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Legally, assault is defined as intentionally causing bodily harm to another person. Relatedly, deliberately reckless behavior that results in bodily injury to another individual is also considered assault. In Colorado, assault charges are taken very seriously, and prosecutors pursue these cases very aggressively. Consequently, facing assault charges can be terrifying as a conviction has significant consequences.
At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we understand what you are going through and are prepared to help you mount a strong defense. With over 40 years of experience behind us, we know how these cases are tried in Colorado, and we have the capacity and resources to handle any assault case, no matter how complex.
An assault conviction can derail your life. If you are facing assault charges in Boulder County, call our law firm at (720) 999-9506 or send us a message online today.
Colorado Assault Laws
In Colorado, assault charges are outlined in §§18-3-201-209 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. You may be charged with a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the degree of your assault charge. First and second degree assault are charged as felonies, while third degree assault is a misdemeanor. All degrees of assault come with harsh penalties that can include significant fines and prison time.
An assault conviction may come with the following penalties:
- First Degree Assault: up to $750,000 in fines and 24 years in jail
- Second Degree Assault: up to $500,000 in fines and 12 years in jail
- Third Degree Assault: up to six months in jail
Other charges categorized as assault charges include vehicular assault, menacing, criminal extortion, reckless endangerment, or assault on the elderly or persons with disabilities.
Note: Frequently, assault charges also include domestic violence ramifications. If an assault or harassment occurs between two people who have or have had an intimate relationship with each other (such as spouses or co-parents), the ramifications may include required domestic violence treatment and classes, and a Mandatory Protection Order. This may also have an impact on the outcome of any family law matters you have in process, such as custody and divorce cases.
The Benefits of Working with an Experienced Attorney
If you are facing assault charges, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. The criminal court system moves quickly, making things all the more difficult. However, with the help of a skilled, competent lawyer, you can feel more confident making important legal decisions. Therefore, if you have been criminally charged with assault, no matter what degree, your first step should always be to secure legal representation.
Our assault defense attorney is prepared to help you with:
- Understanding the charges brought against you
- Analyzing the details of your case
- Investigating your case
- Working with local and professional experts on your case
- Developing a strong defense strategy
- Navigating the judicial system
- Representing you in court
Defending against assault charges can be difficult as many aspects of the case rely on proving (or disproving) intent to inflict bodily harm. This can be a challenge as most situations that result in an assault charge are complex and happen quickly. This is why you need an attorney that is detail-oriented, committed, and willing to go the extra mile for their clients, like ours at Barre M. Sakol, P.C.
Honest, Compassionate Representation
After an arrest, you may be full of questions and uncertainty. It’s important to remember that you have rights. You have a right to remain silent, and in the majority of situations involving criminal charges, defendants are better off not making a statement to authorities without first consulting an attorney. Just as importantly, you also have a right to legal counsel.
Our assault lawyer has handled countless assault cases in Boulder, and we know that the successful resolution of your case depends on a strong, well-thought-out defense. When working with our clients, our legal team is tireless in our pursuit of justice, and we aren’t afraid to fight for our clients’ rights. If you need an attorney who will listen to you and prioritize your best interests, turn to Barre M. Sakol, P.C.
You are not alone in this. Call our Boulder assault defense lawyer now at (720) 999-9506 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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