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Denver Road Rage Attorney | Menacing, Harassment, and Reckless Endangerment Common Road Rage Charges

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Jun 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

People seem to easily get angry about other people's driving – to the point where they end up with charges for Menacing, Harassment, and Reckless Endangerment in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. A bicyclist responded to almost being crashed into in a way that likely resulted in criminal charges. According to the report, the man was riding his bike, when a car pulled near him, almost hitting him. The cyclist then got off his bike, pulled out a 10-inch knife and began to kick and hit the car's windows trying to break them so he could get in. The driver and passenger escaped and no arrests have been made yet. If this had occurred in Colorado, the cyclist would likely be facing charges for Menacing and Criminal Mischief.

Arapahoe County Definition of Menacing in a Road Rage

The Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Menacing – C.R.S. 18-3-206 – is:

“(1) A person commits the crime of menacing if, by any threat or physical action, he or she knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Menacing is a class 3 misdemeanor, but, it is a class 5 felony if committed:

(a) By the use of a deadly weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon; or

(b) By the person representing verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon.”

Definition of Road Rage Harassment in Douglas and Adams County

The Adams and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Harassment – C.R.S. 18-9-111(1)(a) and (h) – is:

“(1) A person commits harassment if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, he or she:

(a) Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person or subjects him to physical contact; or

(h) Repeatedly insults, taunts, challenges, or makes communications in offensively coarse language to, another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response.”

If the physical contact becomes more intense, Third Degree Assault can be charged.

Reckless Endangerment Definition in Jefferson County

The Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Reckless Endangerment – C.R.S. 18-3-208 – is:

“A person who recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person commits reckless endangerment, which is a class 3 misdemeanor.”

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