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Simply threatening someone of immediate physical harm is considered the serious crime of menacing in Colorado. Menacing is akin to assault in other states and therefore is seen as a violent crime against an individual. If you have been accused of menacing someone and do not seek out trusted criminal defense as soon as you have the chance, you could be staring down major consequences if convicted.

Menacing Defined

A person commits the crime of menacing if, by any threat or physical action, he or she knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

Criminal penalties for a menacing conviction can include:

  • Menacing is a class 1 misdemeanor, but, it is a class 5 felony if committed by the use of a firearm, knife, bludgeon, simulated firearm, knife, or bludgeon.

Menacing is a broad crime that encompasses a wide variety of actions. Many prosecutors will charge menacing with a deadly weapon with second degree assault.

Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges in Colorado, the government has likely stacked the odds against you. At Sawyer Legal Group, a nationally recognized criminal defense firm, we have seen too many people treated unfairly and harshly by the system. We realize that many people need a second chance, and we are ready with trial-tested advocacy to defend our clients’ reputations, rights, and futures.

Criminal Defense

I can’t thank our attorneys enough for helping my son. Their hard work and dedication to my son’s case lead to a dismissal. I highly recommend contacting Sawyer Legal Group if you need a criminal defense lawyer.

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