Colorado Springs Menacing Defense Attorney
According to Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-206, "a person commits the crime of menacing if by any threat of physical action, he or she knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury." Simple menacing is a class 3 misdemeanor. However, if the perpetrator used a deadly weapon to place another in fear, then the act is a class 5 felony. In fact, menacing is a class 5 felony if the perpetrator merely represented, verbally or otherwise, that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon.
Being charged with menacing may seem insignificant, but it isn't. Making the mistake of underestimating any criminal charge can have serious consequences. In some instances, the government may succeed in presenting jurors evidence of your criminal past, which would make it even more difficult for jurors to find a reasonable doubt as to your guilt. Retaining the services of an aggressive defense lawyer can help you avoid excessive penalties or even get your charges dismissed altogether. Contact The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about protecting your legal rights at (719) 475-2555.