Denver Battery Defense Attorney
What is Considered Battery in Colorado Law?
Under Colorado Law the term "Battery" is known as "Menacing". Battery/Menacing charges occur when an individual has used violent physical force against the body of another person. Battery/Menacing charges differ from assault charges in that they have escalated to the point of inflicting intentional physical harm.
There are a wide number of battery/menacing charges that can be leveled against you. Many times these charges are much more severe than the actual events that transpired. Your charge can be elevated to a federal offense in some specific cases, such as when the crime involved a deadly weapon, occurred on federal property, or was committed against a child, a federal law enforcement officer, or other government official.
Colorado Menacing Penalties
Menacing is typically considered a class 3 misdemeanor resulting in up to $5k in fines & up to 1.5 years in prison. However, if you are convicted of Menacing with a Deadly Weapon you could be charged with a class 5 felony resulting in up to $100k in fines & up to 3 years in prison.
The consequences of a menacing conviction can be severe and lifelong depending on the specifics of the circumstances. In order to defend yourself against the repercussions that result from a menacing charge, you will need the assistance of a qualified Colorado criminal defense attorney.
Protecting Your Rights and Your Future in All Counties in Colorado
There are many firms in Colorado that focus on the quantity of cases they sign up and quickly plea bargain away. At Cantafio & Song PLLC, we are not one of those firms. Our attorneys pride themselves on the quality of the legal representation they can offer our clients, and our firm has a reputation for achieving uncommon and unexpected results for those we agree to represent. Among our ranks are former state and federal criminal prosecutors, senior judges, military JAGs, CPAs, and successful business operators.
We cannot ensure you any particular outcome in your battery/menacing case; however, we can promise you an unmatched level of experience in endeavoring to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today!