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Assaults Lawyers in Colorado Springs

Experienced Assault Lawyers in Colorado Springs

If you have been arrested for assault, you should know that there are many strong defense arguments that can be made in these types of cases. This is a serious allegation. You need an experienced Colorado Springs assault attorney familiar with the local prosecutors and judges to tell your side of the story to the court.

Colorado has a complex system of assault laws. There are various levels of assault crime ranging from a felony to a misdemeanor. Felony assaults carry with them mandatory prison time and the possibility of large fines.

If you or a loved one is facing any kind of assault charges, do not wait to talk to our team of seasoned assault attorneys in Colorado Springs about your options. A conviction could haunt you for the rest of your life, affecting your employment prospects and other opportunities.

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Get your assault charges reduced or dropped!

Your best chance of a positive outcome in a criminal assault case is to work with a team of top-rated criminal defense attorneys in Colorado Springs. James Newby leads that team of experienced and accomplished criminal and DUI defense lawyers.

Assault in the First Degree

A person commits assault in the first degree or first-degree assault if the person uses a deadly weapon and intentionally causes serious bodily injury to another person.

Assault in the first degree is a class three felony. A deadly weapon means anything used in a manner that could seriously harm someone.

If a person stabs another person with a pencil, then that pencil is a deadly weapon for purposes of first-degree assault. Examples of deadly weapons can include guns, knives, bats, or even under the right circumstances, a person’s fists. Serious bodily injury is another legal term that basically means a serious or permanent injury. A conviction for first-degree assault carries a term of mandatory prison followed by a period of mandatory parole. 

Assault in the Second Degree

A person commits an assault crime in the second degree or second-degree assault, by knowingly causing serious bodily injury to another person or by causing bodily injury to another person by using a deadly weapon.

Second-degree assault is a class four felony. Bodily injury is a legal term and means any injury including pain.

A person can easily find themselves charged with assault in the second degree without intending to hurt anyone. A conviction for assault in the second degree carries a term of mandatory prison followed by a period of mandatory parole.

Assault in the Third Degree

A person commits assault in the third degree or third-degree assault, by knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person. Third-degree assault is a class one misdemeanor. It carries the possible penalties of 6 to eighteen months in jail and a fine of up to five thousand dollars.

Bodily injury, as discussed before, means any injury including pain. If a person pushes another person, it can lead to a charge of third-degree assault. This is a common charge in domestic violence cases.

Although third-degree assault, under most circumstances, doesn’t require a mandatory jail sentence, it does carry severe penalties, and often times a person convicted of third-degree assault will receive lengthy probation, community service, classes, and possibly a jail sentence.

Added Charges

Often a person is charged with third-degree assault by the police officer who investigates the case. For example, a person might get into a fight at a bar. The defendant may originally be charged with third-degree assault for punching another person, causing that person to need stitches.

After the District Attorney’s Office reviews the case, the DA may add a charge of second-degree assault because of the chance the stitches could leave a permanent scar – serious bodily injury. Without even realizing it, a person can be facing mandatory prison and a serious felony conviction and all of the consequences that come along with such a conviction.

Assault Defense Results

Simple Assault

Discovered irregularities leading to case dismissal.

3rd Degree Assault

Worked with private investigators to mitigate evidence. District Attorney dismissed the case.

Assault w/add'l Charges

Our strategy was to go to trial.  Colorado Springs jury found our client not guilty of all charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of lawyer defends assault charges?

If you are arrested and charged with assault, then you need to work with a criminal defense lawyer that has experience with the Colorado Springs criminal court system.  

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

Every assault case is different. While it is difficult to say how much a criminal lawyer will cost in your particular case, our focus on your protecting your freedom extends to providing exceptional criminal defense representation at a reasonable price.

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Don’t Let an Assault Conviction Ruin Your Life

Unless you are willing to accept the maximum penalties for an assault conviction, it is in your best interests to hire a qualified assault defense attorney in Colorado Springs to guide you through the system.

I know from being on both sides of assault cases that no matter how grim a situation may look, no matter how much it may seem that prosecutors have you dead to rights, there are almost always ways to fight the charges.

The criminal defense attorneys at James Newby Law know how to challenge your assault charges, including the pursuit of case dismissal, plea bargain negotiations, and trying the case in court.

The smartest thing you can do right now is to speak to a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs. The call and initial consultation are free so you have nothing to lose.  Schedule the call now.