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What is Second Degree Sexual Assault

Colorado defines sexual assault (rape) as any forced or non-consensual act of sexual penetration. Almost all forms of sexual assault are felonies in Colorado. The degree of sexual assault refers to the class of felony for the crime. Second degree sexual assault refers to a class 2 felony. If you are facing sexual assault charges, you need an experienced defense attorney with a proven track record of success.

Anyone who commits sexual intrusion or penetration on a victim has committed sexual assault if:

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What is 2nd Degree Assault in Colorado?

Assault occurs any time one person causes bodily harm to another, or even causes the other person to fear bodily harm. But not all assaults are equal. What do you know about 2nd degree assault in Colorado?

Colorado defines 2nd degree assault as one person intentionally hurting another. However, 2nd degree assault only involves non-serious injuries. More serious injuries could result in a first-degree assault charge. 

In this post, Denver attorney Jeff Weeden will explain second degree assault charges as well as the possible penalties. We’ll also [..]

Second Degree Assault in Colorado

Second-degree assault occurs whenever a person causes bodily injury to another person when the injury is caused by a deadly weapon. The state of Colorado considers second degree assault a felony. You may suffer serious consequences for felony assault. Often times, Colorado does not take intent into account. Even if you never meant to cause serious bodily harm, more often than not, that doesn’t matter to the prosecutor. 

What’s the Difference Between Misdemeanor and Felony Assault in Colorado?

According to 18-3-203, the main difference between misdemeanor 3rd-degree [..]

What is Aggravated Assault

Under Colorado law, an aggravated assault is when a person is injured because they are attacked by another person. To determine how serious a prosecutable aggravated assault charge is, it’s necessary to assess whether a weapon was used, the level of injury a victim sustained and the intent behind it.

Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Aggravated AssaultRepresenting Defendants in the Denver Metro Area and Surrounding Communities

Aggravated assault is measured in degrees, and the penalty is assigned accordingly. Whether the aggravated assault is a 1st [..]

Colorado Law: Is It Assault or Is It Battery?

In Colorado, assault and battery are defined and penalized in different ways… and they might not mean what you think they mean. In fact, technically there is no “battery” in our state.

In this post, we’re going to explain the differences in how these acts are charged and interpreted, and let you know how a strong criminal defense strategy from a Denver criminal defense lawyer who knows how to get results can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Assault in Colorado

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