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Crime of Violence Lawyer in Denver: What Are Crimes of Violence?

Crime of Violence Lawyer in Denver: What Are Crimes of Violence?

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Feb 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Denver, Arapahoe County and across Colorado, according to C.R.S. 18-1.3-406, crimes of violence include any of the crimes listed below (#1-11).  To qualify as a crime of violence, defense attorneys know that these crimes must be committed, conspired to be committed or attempted to be committed by someone where either during or in the immediate flight therefrom, he / she:

Used or possessed and threatened the use of a deadly weapon;

Caused serious bodily injury or death to any person except another participant.

The following crimes below are considered crimes of violence in Commerce City and Adams County, Colorado:

1.Any crime against an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile;

2.Murder;

3.First or Second Degree Assault;

4.Kidnapping;

5.A sexual offense pursuant to part 4 of article 3 of this title;

6.Aggravated Robbery;

7.First Degree Arson;

8.First Degree Burglary;

9.Escape;

10.Criminal Extortion; or

11.First or Second Degree Unlawful Termination of Pregnancy.

A crime of violence in Arapahoe County also includes any unlawful sexual offense (C.R.S. 18-3-411(1)) where a defendant caused bodily injury to the victim or where a defendant used threat, intimidation or force against the victim.  However, only felony unlawful sexual offenses will be considered crimes of violence if a defendant caused injury or used threats, force or intimidation against a victim.

Contact a criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with a crime of violence.

Jefferson County, Colorado, Indeterminate Sentencing for a Crime of Violence

According to C.R.S. 18-1.3-1004(1)(b), if you commit a crime of violence in Jefferson County, Adams County or anywhere else in Colorado, you will face indeterminate sentencing. Indeterminate sentencing means no maximum time limit will be placed on your sentence. Further, if you are charged with a crime of violence and used a dangerous weapon or semiautomatic assault weapon, upon conviction of the crime of violence, an additional prison sentence of five years will also be applied to your mandatory sentence. It's absolutely vital you consult an experienced criminal defense attorney if you've been charged or accused of a crime of violence anywhere in Colorado. There is too much at stake.

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Lawyer for Crimes of Violence in Douglas County: Why You Need One

If you have been charged or accused of any one of the crimes listed above in Lone Tree, Douglas County or anywhere else in Colorado, consult a criminal defense lawyer at our office immediately. If convicted of any of the above offenses, you could risk spending the rest of your life in prison. That's why our Douglas County attorneys fight hard on behalf of our clients. We offer hope and a better future when we represent the accused. We fight for the best defense possible in court. Call us today.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime of violence in Denver, Commerce City or Highlands Ranch, Colorado, or have more questions about indeterminate sentencing, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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