An Attorney To Help You Fight Assault Charges
At the McAdams Law Office in Greeley, Colorado, we help our clients build strong defenses to assault crimes by acting quickly. We review all records as soon as possible and investigate potential witnesses as well as evidence of the crime. Our goal is to make smart decision about your case from the moment we accept it until the moment matters are resolved in your favor. This approach has helped us achieve a record of success in many serious cases.
The Law On Assaults In Colorado
There are three categories of assault as defined by Colorado law:
- First-degree assault: First-degree assault is the most serious type of assault crime. It is charged when a person, with the intent to cause serious bodily injury, to disfigure, dismember or through use of a deadly weapon, displays extreme indifference to human life or knowingly employs conduct that creates a grave risk to life and causes serious bodily injury. A conviction for first-degree assault carries with it significant penalties; working with an experienced lawyer is the best way to protect your rights.
- Second-degree assault: Second-degree assault is considered less serious than first-degree assault, but it is still a felony. It is usually charged when the assault is committed in the heat of passion or during the course of another felony.
- Third-degree assault: Third-degree assault is a misdemeanor. It involves physical assault that results in bodily injury, when that physical assault is committed knowingly and recklessly, as part of criminal negligence or with a deadly weapon.
In Colorado, many charges of assault, battery or harassment are charged in conjunction with allegations of domestic violence. If you are facing domestic violence charges, work with an experienced attorney who can truly protect your rights.
While many criminal cases settle outside of court, your lawyer should always be prepared to take your case to trial to protect your rights. Bill McAdams has tried many cases in his career as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He knows how to present your case so that it is strong and successful, and how to help you achieve positive results.