“Don't cry over spilled milk” should be the moral of the news story I'm writing on today. According to the news, a man got into an argument with his wife after she spilled milk while he was making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Outraged, he threw his wife to the ground and began using her head as a mop to clean up the milk that spilled. In Denver and Adams County, and across Colorado, the man would be charged with Assault in the Third Degree.
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Highlands Ranch Assault in the Third Degree Attorney: 3rd Degree Assault
Physical pain, minor bruises / cuts are enough to qualify as bodily injury
As it applies to our news story, Third Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204, can be charged in Highlands Ranch or Douglas County if a person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person or with criminal negligence causes bodily injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon. Since the man is accused of throwing his wife to the ground and using her head as a mop, a Douglas County prosecutor would likely argue the man knowingly or recklessly caused his wife bodily injury. Physical pain, minor bruises and minor cuts are enough to qualify as bodily injury. If facing any accusations or charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree in Colorado, contact a Third Degree Assault Denver lawyer immediately.
Domestic Violence Denver Lawyer: Charged When in an Intimate Relationship
Because Third Degree Assault was committed against the man's wife, the man could also be charged with Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence is a sentence enhancer that can be added to any crime in Denver and Jefferson County. One way Domestic Violence is charged is whenever an act or threatened act of violence is committed against someone who a defendant is or has ever been in an intimate relationship with. Since the man and woman were husband and wife, they would qualify as being in an intimate relationship. Domestic Violence charges are serious – a charge or accusation of Domestic Violence could impact your firearm rights, your job and your children. Call a Domestic Violence lawyer today if you've been charged or accused of Domestic Violence in Colorado.
Third Degree Assault Denver Lawyer: Why You Need the Best One
Third Degree Assault in Denver and Arapahoe County is a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime. That means the convicted person could spend between 6 to 24 months in the Arapahoe County Jail. In many Third Degree Assault cases, we can speak with witnesses and gather more information to get your case dismissed. You can't afford to stand alone in the courtroom – hire an experienced Third Degree Assault Denver lawyer who will fight hard for the best possible outcome in your criminal case and save you from a life of regret.
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