In Colorado, 1st and 2nd degree assault are felonies and carry very large punishments if convicted. Assault is defined as causing injury to another person by making any unwanted physical contact with a weapon or body part and that that person has the ability to do so.
The more severe an assault, the more severe the sentencing if convicted. 1st is a Class 3 felony with a punishment of up to 12 years in prison and hefty fines. 2nd degree assault is a Class 4 felony with a punishment of up to 6 years in prison and hefty fines. In addition, each has a mandatory minimum sentence.
1st and 2nd degree assault are also considered crimes of violence and require a jail sentence that is at least the midpoint of the presumptive sentencing range to no more than twice the maximum of that range.
1st and 2nd degree assault are very serious charges and if convicted can result in you spending substantial time in jail and large amounts of money on fines. If you have been charged with felony assault, it is important for you to contact an attorney right away. It is critical that you have an experienced and relentless assault defense attorney on your side. Call Krizman Law today at 303-529-2677.
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