Ithink we have all had at least one experience where a restaurant has gotten our order wrong. And, we all know how frustrating it can be. For one man, it was frustrating enough to get his gun involved. According to the news, the man was so upset over his food order at a Taco Bell, that he fired gun shots. He apparently ordered sour cream with his order and the Taco Bell employees forgot to add it. Angry and hungry, he allegedly fired his gun into the drive-thru window and into another employee's car. Police are still looking for the man. In Denver, Rio Grande County and every other county in Colorado, this man would be charged with Illegal Discharge of a Firearm.
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Illegal Discharge of a Firearm Definition in Arapahoe County and Across Colorado
In Arapahoe County, Adams County and every other area of Colorado, the definition of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, C.R.S. 18-12-107.5, is:
“(1) Any person who knowingly or recklessly discharges a firearm into any dwelling or any other building or occupied structure, or into any motor vehicle occupied by any person, commits the offense of illegal discharge of a firearm.”
Shooting at the Drive-thru and Car = Illegal Discharge of a Gun in Douglas County, Colorado
Because the man allegedly shot through the Taco Bell drive-thru window and through another person's car, he could be charged with Illegal Discharge of a Firearm in Douglas County, Jefferson County and elsewhere in Colorado. Prosecutors might argue he knowingly discharged a firearm into an occupied structure. Illegal Discharge of a Firearm is a class 5 felony in Colorado. This means the man could spend up to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections if convicted.
Accidentally Shooting a Gun Not That Uncommon in Colorado
Despite what you may think, it's not uncommon to accidentally fire a gun or pistol in Colorado. Men and women can accidentally shoot a firearm after trying to clean it, showing it to their friends, or simply mishandling it. If the bullet does not enter into a dwelling, occupied structure, or motor vehicle, a person could instead be charged with Prohibited Use of Weapons, C.R.S. 18-12-106. Always consult a firearms attorney right away if facing any charges or accusations of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm or Prohibited Use of Weapons.
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If you've been charged or accused of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm in Denver, Aurora, Greenwood Village or any other area of Colorado, the best thing you can do is contact an attorney. Only a skilled firearms lawyer who specializes in criminal law can fight to protect and defend your firearm rights. To do this we will often speak with expert witnesses and the District Attorney in your case. Call our office today so you can set up a free initial consultation with one of our experienced gun lawyers and protect your freedom and future.
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