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Assault Defense Lawyer in Colorado


Assault, a violent crime, is defined by Colorado law as any action in which a person intentionally or negligently injures or threatens to cause injury to another individual.

While the severity of its charges will depend on several factors – including whether a weapon was used and the nature of the alleged victim in the case–any assault charge is a serious matter that could land a person in jail or prison for months or years upon conviction.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, violent crimes, including assault, accounted for 1.2 million arrests nationwide in 2019. Such statistics highlight its severity and prevalence and underscore the importance of competent legal representation when facing such charges.

Lawyer for Assault Defense in Colorado

Colorado Assault Charges

  • First-degree assault, a Level 3 felony crime that can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison

  • Second-degree assault, a Level 4 felony crime that can be punishable by up to five years in prison

  • Third-degree assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor crime that can be punishable by up to 18 months in jail

  • Vehicular assault, a Level 5 felony that can be punishable by up to three years in prison and that can be charged as a Class 4 felony if a DUI was allegedly involved in the incident.

How I Can Help as Your Assault Defense Lawyer

Understanding Legal Terminology

As your attorney, I will break down any legal jargon into plain English, ensuring you fully understand every aspect of your case–from explaining the charges against you to outlining any possible sentencing outcomes.


My aim here is not only to represent you but also to empower you with knowledge. Because when you understand the language, processes, and all the potential consequences, you become an active participant in your defense rather than just a passive observer.

Expert Knowledge

I have nearly 17 years of legal experience, much of that spent in courtrooms throughout Colorado, fighting every level of criminal charges. I know the rules, standards, as well as all court procedures down to the tiniest detail–and that's a big plus for your defense–for our defense.


But why does this matter? It's simple. Knowing the system inside out, I can anticipate the prosecution's moves, counter their arguments, and ensure your rights are always protected.

Strategic Defense

As your defense lawyer, I don't just look at the surface; I dig deeper. I'll comb through every detail of your case, analyzing the evidence, scrutinizing the police procedures, and questioning the credibility of witnesses and loopholes to build a strong case in your favor.

Negotiation Skills

Not every case goes to trial.

Sometimes, a favorable outcome can be achieved outside the courtroom. I've got the negotiation chops to potentially trim down or even dismiss your charges, limit sentencing, or even negotiate a plea bargain.

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While the BEST defense strategies will still depend on the specifics of your case, in general, potential arguments can include:


Asserts that you only acted out of necessity to protect yourself from immediate harm. We'll meticulously gather and present evidence to prove that your perceived threat was reasonable and that your response was proportionate to the threat.

Defense of Others

If you were defending a loved one or even a stranger, this holds that your actions were necessary to protect someone from imminent danger. We'll show that your intervention was justified given the circumstances, and your response was naturally appropriate to the perceived threat.

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Heat of Passion

This applies when you react impulsively and violently due to an intense emotional state. We would demonstrate that your actions were not premeditated but, in fact, a direct and immediate response to a certain provocation.


Although this doesn't excuse the act, it can potentially reduce the severity of your charges.

Mistaken Identity

We could argue that you've been wrongfully identified as the assailant. To support this claim, we may present an alibi, challenge the reliability of all witness identifications, or even highlight any inconsistencies in the prosecution's evidence.

Have you or a loved one been charged with assault?

It will be critical that you have me as your defense lawyer on your side. So don't hesitate to call (303) 819-8786 for your FREE consultation. The sooner the better your chances of a favorable outcome.

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