Category: Assault


Domestic violence is a widespread crime throughout Colorado and the United States as a whole. Recent studies revealed that close to half of all murders of women in this country are done at the hands of a current or former romantic partner. Often, the conversation after a mass shooting turns to the connection between domestic violence and other crimes committed with a deadly weapon.


Our high rates of


Assault is a quite-serious offense involving knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or threatening to cause serious bodily injury. Depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, you could be charged with felony or misdemeanor assault, leaving you with a criminal record of violent crime, and potentially with the lifelong consequences of being a convicted felon.


On the flip side, you are allowed under Colorado law to defend


St. Patrick’s Day is known as a time to “let your Irish out” and get a bit rowdy. Typically, this partying is all in good fun, but can end in a brush with the law if festivities go too far.


As past St. Paddy’s Day brawls in New York and Cleveland demonstrate, it’s easy for things to get out of hand quickly when intoxicated people come together in



If you have been charged with assault in Colorado, you need to understand what happens next. In this post, we’ll detail the assault laws and penalties as well as the potential defenses you can use to fight your charges.


Laws and Penalties

Assault in the third degree




Recklessly or knowingly causing bodily injury to someone


Using criminal negligence with a deadly weapon to

Recently a U. S. Marshal was assaulted by a skateboarder at the U. S. Federal Courthouse in Denver, and police are still looking for the attacker.


On Sept. 27, 2017 around 5:45 p.m., a man on a skateboard approached the marshal. Five other skateboarders were also present. The man was around 20 years old, standing roughly 5’ 8” tall and weighing about 140 pounds with blond hair. He assaulted