Assault/ Fighting Lawyer
Don’t Face Assault Charges Alone
If you’re facing assault charges, remember that you don’t have to face them alone. At Liberty Law Center, based in Colorado Springs, CO, we’re committed to safeguarding your rights. We firmly believe that the best offense is a robust defense.
The Best Offense is a Strong Defense
Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys understands that every case has two sides, but it’s your side that matters most to us. Whether you’re facing first-degree assault, second-degree assault, or third-degree assault charges, we’re here to help. We’ll delve into the incident, interview witnesses, and establish a timeline of events, guiding you through the intricacies of your assault case.
We’ll use our resources and experience to ensure that you have the strongest defense possible. We’ll challenge the evidence presented by the police officer and the district attorney, aiming to prevent a felony conviction that could have lasting impacts on your life.
Trust our law firm to provide the criminal defense representation you need in these challenging times. We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system and the nuances of criminal law. Our success in criminal defense cases speaks to our commitment to our clients and our proficiency in the field.
What to Expect After Being Accused of Assault in Colorado
If you’ve been accused of assault in Colorado (El Paso and Pueblo County) , it’s important that you know to what degree you’re being charged. There are three types of assault charges: first, second, and third-degree.
- 1st Degree: First-degree assault is a felony. If you’re being accused of first-degree assault, you’re being accused of having caused severe bodily injury to someone using a deadly weapon, knowingly engaged in deadly or seriously harmful actions, intentionally causing disfigurement of another person, or threatening a police officer or firefighter with a weapon with intent to harm.
- 2nd Degree: While not as serious as first-degree assault, being accused of second-degree assault can still mean facing serious consequences since it’s also considered a felony charge. Second-degree charges are brought on by similar actions to first-degree assault, but also include exposing a detention facility employee to any kind of body fluid with the intent to cause bodily harm.
- 3rd Degree: Third-degree assault is Colorado’s least serious assault charge. It’s considered a class 1 misdemeanor and is typically associated with bar fights or other physical altercations that don’t end in severe bodily harm.
These different types of assault charges will bring on their own consequences, and without the proper criminal defense lawyer, your penalties can wreak havoc on your life.
Harassment in Colorado
Harassment is considered a class 2 misdemeanor or a class 1 if it involves physical contact in Colorado. You could be charged with harassment if you do any of the following with the intent of annoying, alarming, or harassing another person:
- Subject another individual to unwanted or unprovoked physical contact
- Direct obscene gestures of language to another person in a public place
- Follow a person in or around a public place
- Continue to communicate with a person even though they’ve made it clear that they don’t wish to have contact with
- Continue to insult, taunt, challenge, or communicate aggressively
If accused of harassment, you could be facing petty offense or misdemeanor charges. However, in Colorado, harassment of another person due to their race, religion, or disability could result in up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Get Help from Our Colorado Springs Assault Defense Attorneys
Liberty Law Center’s dedicated team of experienced assault attorneys is ready to take on your case and fight for your rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Don’t let an assault conviction ruin your life.