We've all had our fair share of arguments that push us to our breaking points. For one man, an argument over dog feces certainly pushed him to his. According to the news, the 31-year-old man allegedly let his dog out of a car and the dog defecated. A resident living nearby later complained to the 31-year-old and the two began arguing. It wasn't long before the 31-year-old went back to his car and came back with a two-foot machete. He then began making a swiping motion with the machete before the resident called police and the man was arrested. In Denver, Yuma County and everywhere else in Colorado, the man could be charged with Menacing.
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Adams County Menacing Lawyer: What is Menacing in Colorado?
Menacing, C.R.S. 18-3-206, is charged in Adams and Arapahoe County, Colorado whenever a person knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury by any threat or physical action.
Menacing Consequences in Douglas County and Deadly Weapon Definition
Since the man allegedly made a swiping motion with a two-foot machete during an argument, a Douglas County prosecutor would likely argue that he put the resident in fear of serious bodily injury by threat or physical action. Normally, Menacing is a class 3 misdemeanor in Colorado. However, it is a class 5 felony if someone commits Menacing by the use of a deadly weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe the article is a deadly weapon.Menacing is normally a misdemeanor, but it can become a felony if a deadly weapon is involved. It is also a class 5 felony if a person commits Menacing and says they're armed with a deadly weapon. A “deadly weapon” includes a firearm (unloaded or loaded), knife, bludgeon, or any other weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, whether inanimate or animate, that, in the manner it's used or intended to be used, is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury. Prosecutors would probably also argue the 31-year-old man's machete could be considered a deadly weapon, as it could have been capable of producing death or serious bodily injury in the manner it was used.
Jefferson County Menacing Lawyer: Call Our Office Today
At the O'Malley Law Office, we care about any Menacing charges you're facing in Jefferson County or anywhere else in Colorado. Your entire life is at stake if you're arrested or charged with Menacing and you need an expert legal advocate to protect it. Many people charged with Menacing in Colorado were simply caught up in the heat of the moment. If you are facing any charges or accusations of Menacing anywhere in Colorado, call our office today to set up a free initial consultation with us and protect your future.
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