Assault Charges in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Criminal Attorney
Perhaps a simple discussion turned into a disagreement which became heated and got out of hand. Once the police arrived on the scene, the situation went completely out of your control as officers often tend to accept the complaining person's version of the story. If your relationship with the alleged victim is or has been intimate at any time, the assault may be classified as domestic violence.
Being arrested for any offense can be an intimidating experience. According to TESSA one in six households are affected by domestic violence and one in four women in Colorado claim to be victims of sexual abuse. It is not unlikely or uncommon that you may face an accusation of assault at some point in your life, and these serious offenses can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. These penalties are serious, which is why hiring an experienced and aggressive
Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney is so essential.
Penalties for Assault
There are different degrees of assault charges that are outlined in Colorado Revised Statutes §13-14-102, and these charges are generally combined with a charge of
battery. The charge will be lighter if there are only minor injuries, but if there are severe injuries or the use of a
weapon or a
drug was involved. Penalties for conviction can include probation, a jail sentence, up to 10 years in prison, mandatory domestic violence classes, fines, and a conviction on your record.
Conviction can also have a negative impact on the rest of your life as background checks by educational institutions and prospective employers are becoming more common. The good news is that simply being arrested and charged does not mean you are guilty or will be convicted. You do need professional legal help to mount a powerful defense and protect your rights, and experienced defense lawyer will investigate the circumstances leading to your arrest to gather evidence vital to your defense.
Start Fighting Your Charges
At my criminal defense law firm, you will be fully informed about your defense options from the outset. I take the time to fully investigate your case and am skilled at searching out evidence that the police do not have or which was omitted from the police report. The Samuelson Law Firm has been providing effective
criminal defense to clients for over 15 years. We understand the seriousness of your situation and are ready to stand by your side using every available legal tool to help you avoid unnecessarily harsh consequences by going toe to toe with the prosecution if necessary to get a successful result.