When a person is under the influence of alcohol in Denver, they do things they wouldn't normally do. That was likely the situation for one woman, who is facing Assault charges after injuring an officer during an arrest. According to the news, a woman was pulled over after police suspected she was driving under the influence. After telling the woman she was under arrest and placing her in the back of a patrol car, the woman kicked an officer in the face. The police officer suffered bruises as a result of the assault. In addition to other possible charges (like DUI or Resisting Arrest), the woman would likely face charges of Assault in the Second Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-203.
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What is Assault in the Second Degree – Assault on a Police Officer in Adams and Jefferson County?
In Jefferson and Adams County, Colorado, a person can face charges of Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer if they cause a police officer to be injured. Even a minor injury can cause a person to face Second Degree Assault charges. Since the woman kicked a police officer in the face and caused bruising to his face, she would likely be charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Any police officer injury, including bruises, minor cuts, breaks or fractures of the body can qualify as bodily injury or serious bodily injury in Assault cases.
Second Degree Assault on Police Charges in Arapahoe County: Charged Whether Intentional or Not
Men and women face Second Degree Assault on Police charges in Arapahoe County, whether the Assault is intentional or not. Like the case from the news story, sometimes people face 2nd Degree Assault charges after assaulting police while intoxicated and police are making an arrest. They may not know what is going on or why they are being arrested. In other cases, people face 2nd Degree Assault charges after accidentally injuring police during a bar fight or riot.
Denver Assault on a Peace Officer: What is the Punishment for Second Degree Assault in Douglas County?
Second Degree Assault can be charged as either a class 6 felony, class 4 felony or class 3 felony in Douglas County, Colorado. Often, Douglas County District Attorneys are unsympathetic when it comes to Assault charges involving police. Since police are seen as symbols of protection in our society, the Colorado Judicial System takes crimes committed against them seriously. For this reason, it's vital you have an aggressive and smart criminal defense lawyer who can present a strong defense in your case. Don't work alone when the alleged victim in your case is a police officer.
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