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Category: Assault


Man Charged with Assault for Trying to Help Transgender Woman
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We hear the word assault and we automatically think of something negative. However, a Colorado man was recently charged with assault for trying to help someone.
 
How is that possible? Here’s what happened.
 
James Lowell Pennington was arrested in May after performing an unlicensed testicle removal surgery. Sounds bad, right? However, he did his work on a willing transgender woman in her apartment.
 
In other words,… Continue reading this article

Is Body Slamming a “Standard Arrest Technique” in Colorado?
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In recent years, police brutality and questions over excessive use of force have been heavily featured in local and national news. It seems like hardly a week has gone by without a new video of a citizen being shot, beaten, or otherwise assaulted by an officer, with “he said, she said” stories to go along.
 
One recent video from Colorado involves a 22-year-old student being body slammed to… Continue reading this article

Colorado Assault Penalties May Increase If There’s Racial Bias
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There are many motives behind assault and other violent crimes: uncontrollable emotions, a verbal altercation, intoxication, and so on. Some motives can be at least partially justified in court (i.e. a “crime of passion”), but when race or other types of biases are a factor, the case can go in the opposite way: penalties and charges may increase.
 
In other words, by arguing that you hurt someone due… Continue reading this article

11 Ways an Assault Can Become “Aggravated” in Colorado
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You might have seen on the news or in movies that a person has been charged with not just assault, but “aggravated assault.” This kind of charge definitely sounds more serious than a simple assault charge, but what does it mean? When is assault “aggravated?” How much more jail time does someone convicted of aggravated assault get?
 
We’ve got the basics for you.
 
Colorado and Aggravated Assault… Continue reading this article

Assault and Battery Charges: Everything You Need to Know
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If you have been charged with assault or assault and battery, you are not alone. Assault and aggravated assault are the most common violent crimes committed in the state of Colorado.
 
But what does assault and battery mean? You often hear “assault and battery” charges lumped together, but each charge has a separate definition and applies to different situations. Moreover, each charge has serious consequences under Colorado law,… Continue reading this article

Understanding Your Assault Charge
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In Colorado, you can be charged with assault in the first, second, or third degree depending on the circumstances of your case. But what are the differences between these degrees? And, more importantly, what are the possible penalties if you’re convicted?
 
Let’s look at the different levels of assault and the penalties associated with each crime.
 
First Degree Assault
 
First degree assault is a crime of… Continue reading this article

Assault vs. Battery Crimes in Colorado
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Many people use the terms “assault” and “battery” interchangeably. Often these two words are even lumped together in one phrase – “assault and battery” – to describe criminal physical attacks.
 
Colorado law, however, considers these two words distinct from each other, and has different charges and punishments for the two crimes. To make matters even more confusing, the historical distinction of these two terms has actually been reversed under… Continue reading this article

The Three Different Degrees of Assault Charges in Colorado
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Though assault and battery are often used in conjunction, assault refers to a unique type of crime in Colorado.
 
Under Colorado law, battery—sometimes referred to as “menacing”— is considered to be the act of intentionally causing fear of immediate body injury through physical or verbal threats. Alternatively, assault involves causing actual bodily injury to someone either knowingly or recklessly.
 
In Colorado, assault charges are classified into three different… Continue reading this article

Cars Can Be Considered Weapons
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Not too long ago in Denver, police opened fire on a car full of teenagers after the driver of the car supposedly started accelerating toward the officer. The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez, was shot and killed.
 
In recent weeks, this incident has drummed up national attention. People are claiming that none of the teenagers in the car were armed, and thus the shooting was unprovoked and… Continue reading this article

“I Was Protecting Myself”: Assault and Self-Defense
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Arthur was walking through the parking lot to get to his car after work when suddenly a large man he’d never met before approached him, yelling angrily and waving his arms. Arthur, terrified and unsure what else to do, hit the threatening stranger and knocked him to the ground. A bystander called the police, who quickly arrived at the scene and charged Arthur with assault.
 
In the example above,… Continue reading this article