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Have You Been Charged With Assault? Protect Your Future and Freedom

Arapahoe County Assault Defense Attorney

Experienced Denver Battery Defense Lawyer

Have you or someone you love been arrested for committing an act of assault or battery? At the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C., I offer strong legal defense against the accusation of violent crimes such as assault & battery. It’s common, however, for prosecutors to charge individuals with both offenses, but they may only be pursuing the conviction of one.

What Constitutes Assault Charges in Denver?

Under Colorado law, assault is a type of unlawful and purposeful threat to harm another person, or to commit an act of violence against them. To be charged with assault, there are a number of factors that must be determined – a prosecutor must prove that an act of violence took place, that you had the ability to carry out an act of violence, and that you committed the crime while carrying out another offense. The court will consider the nature of the crime, and depending on its severity, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.

To reach a conviction for assault, the prosecutor must prove the following:

  • That a verbal threat or act of violence took place
  • That you had the ability to carry out any act of violence
  • That you committed assault while carrying out another crime

What Constitutes Assault Charges in Denver?

While, battery occurs when an individual physically causes and carries out harm on another person – the offense encompasses the actual physical impact. Threatening someone with a baseball bat, for example, can be considered assault but using it to inflict harm, however, would be considered battery. In Colorado, battery charges fall under what’s known as menacing charges, which are threats that put another person in fear of imminent danger to his or her body.

The following are the types of battery you could be charged with:

  • Simple battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Felony battery

Simple battery is a much lighter charge than felony battery, but regardless, you still need a tough advocate on your side. I have an impressive successful track record, having been in practice for more than 20 years and having handled many criminal cases.

Free Case Consultations with the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C.

Your freedom and future are on the line right now and I understand how scary that can be. The legal representation you choose can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. You can count on me to work diligently on your behalf to clear your name.

Call the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. today at (720) 809-8262 for a complimentary consultation.

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