Colorado Violent Crimes Charges Can Ruin Your Life – Fight Back
Even those who know little about the Colorado criminal justice system can recognize a “violent crime” as a very serious offense.
Indeed, at both the state and federal level, violent crimes are considered to be among the gravest and most harshly punished types of criminal offenses in existence. In Colorado, a violent crime conviction carries incarceration, heavy fines, and a crippling criminal record that will follow you the rest of your life.
If you have been accused or charged with a violent crime in Colorado, you may be feeling frightened, upset, angry, or confused. You may be wondering how your violent crimes charge will affect your personal, family, and professional life. With your freedom and reputation on the
line, you might feel uncertain about how to proceed.
That is where Jeff Weeden comes in. As an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney, he is able to remain calm, cool, and collected in these situations because he has been there and done this many times before.
He understands the gravity of the charges you are facing and the precariousness of your situation. Work with him and he will be able to guide you in how to act and what to say, while alerting you to the options that are available to you to start building your defense.
His goal will be to get your violent crime charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, and he will use all of his legal acumen to provide you with the best chance of this happening.
Contact Mr. Weeden today to discuss your situation and learn more about fighting violent crime charges in Colorado.
Jeff Weeden Understands What Constitutes a Violent Crime in Denver
Rather than covering a specific offense, “violent crimes” is a phrase used to define a broad range of criminal behaviors. Typically, the term is applied to behavior that causes, attempts, or merely threatens physical harm against another person or their property. The broad
definition means you could be charged with a violent crime even if you never touched another person or their property if the prosecutor can prove that a threat was involved.
We’ve outlined some of the most common examples of violent crimes in Colorado below.
Assault. In this state, assault is considered a knowing or reckless attempt to cause bodily harm to another person.
Domestic violence. Another broad term, domestic violence applies to a variety of violent acts involving someone with whom you share an intimate relationship with. In Colorado, “intimate relationship” is defined as current or former spouses, current or former couples, or two parents of the same child.
Kidnapping. In Colorado, kidnapping is defined as the forcible seizure and carrying of a human from one place to another.
Murder. This crime involves the intentional killing of one person by another.
Robbery. The crime of robbery involves taking something from another by the use of force, threats, or intimidation.
Sexual assault. Sexual assault typically occurs when one individual forces non-consensual sexual contact with another.
Vehicular homicide. This type of violent crime occurs when an accused operates a motor vehicle recklessly in a way that causes the death of another.
As we have established, violent crimes include a wide variety of illegal behaviors – including actions that may not be listed here. For a more comprehensive explanation of Colorado violent crimes, contact WeedenLaw’s office today. When you provide us with the details of your situation, we will be able to tell you whether or not it qualifies as a violent crime.
Work with WeedenLaw to Avoid the Life-Changing Penalties for a Colorado Violent Crime Conviction
Violent crimes may come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they carry stiff, life-changing penalties. We have outlined some of the most common penalties for violent crimes below.
Incarceration. Even low-level violent crimes carry the potential for state or federal prison sentences. Crimes like first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping come with the possibility of life-long prison sentences or death. In Colorado, if you commit a violent crime that is also considered a sex crime, you face the possibility of a life-long prison sentence as well.
Fines. In addition to incarceration, there are many financial penalties associated with violent crime convictions. Although a fine may sound like a “slap on the wrist” penalty, the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. The Colorado court system punishes violent crimes with staggering fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars. For most defenders, this represents a massive sum that takes an entire lifetime to pay off. After paying off huge fines, he or she may be left in a desperate financial situation.
Probation. In some circumstances with certain crimes, the court may assign probation in addition to incarceration and fines. You may be required to complete a rehabilitation and anger management program, in addition to community service. The terms of your probation terms may
vary on your unique circumstances, and violating them is considered a completely new, separate crime with its own potential penalties.
Lifelong criminal record. Perhaps the most debilitating consequence to a violent crime charge in Colorado is a lifelong criminal record. A criminal conviction leaves a blemish on your record that may follow you long after you have served your time and paid off your fines. Your criminal history can be accessed by future potential employers, landlords, and college boards — essentially by any one with internet access. With a stain on your record, you may find it difficult to get a job, obtain housing, secure a loan, or even travel outside the country.
Don’t gamble with your freedom, financial well-being, and future happiness. A violent crime charge of any kind should be approached with sensitivity and expertise. Jeff Weeden can help, but you have to reach out to him first.
Get in Touch with Skilled Denver Violent Crimes Lawyer Jeff Weeden
As a skilled Colorado defense attorney, Jeff Weeden never hesitates to take on even the trickiest cases and most serious charges. Mr. Weeden has helped many clients beat their violent crime charges, and no matter what your circumstances are, he can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Reach out to WeedenLaw to schedule a free initial consultation today. The sooner you contact Mr. Weeden, the sooner you can start developing a top-notch defense strategy and take a step toward securing your future.
Call: (720) 310-2141