People can be passionate about their choice of smartphone. IPhone users often argue with Samsung or Android users over whose phone is the easiest and best to use. But, these arguments usually occur in fun – rarely do they result in violence. This wasn't true for one man, whose argument with another man ended in Assault charges. Let's take a look at what happened, and see how quickly things can get out of hand and result in criminal charges in Denver, Arapahoe, or Jefferson County.
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IPhone vs. Android Smartphone Debate Results in Stabbing
According to the news, a man was arguing with his roommate about whether Apple or Android phones were better. This is a common debate, but this one was fueled by alcohol. During the heat of the argument, one of the men hit the other over the head with a beer bottle, and apparently, cut him with the broken glass. The man was treated for his injuries, which were not life-threatening.If you've been charged with Second Degree Assault, contact an experienced lawyer to fight on your behalf.
Assault Charges in Colorado
There are three different types of Assault charges in Douglas, Adams, and Broomfield County; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Assault. They are all quite similar. The difference lies in the severity of the injury, and whether or not a deadly weapon was used during the attack. In the story above, the man could be charged with the more serious form of Assault, for the following reasons:
- First Degree Assault is charged when a person suffers “serious bodily injury.” Any wound that causes scarring can be defined as “serious bodily injury.” If the lacerations the man suffered lead to scars on his face, then the more serious form of assault could be charged.
- First Degree Assault is charged when a “deadly weapon” is used during the attack. Any object that is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury is labeled as a deadly weapon. Broken beer bottles are often designated as deadly weapons in these cases.
- First Degree Assault is charged when a person causes serious bodily injury to another person with that intent. Because the man hit his roommate with a bottle, then left him lying on the floor without helping him, the DA could say his intention was to cause harm all along.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Assault Charges
If you are facing Assault charges in Colorado, it is important to work with the best criminal defense lawyer. Often, it isn't obvious whether a person should be charged with First Degree Assault or Second Degree Assault. Because of this, District Attorneys often overcharge people, hoping they will plead guilty. Don't let the police overcharge you – contact a hard-hitting criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your future.
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If you or a loved one is facing Assault charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at (303) 830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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