A Denver Assault Attorney On What 'Assault' Means, Part 2
In Part 1, we introduced Denver assault attorney Christopher T. Braddock, who gave us everything we needed to understand what we're about to see below. So, on with the details:
Assault in the First Degree is a Class 3 Felony, and Assault in the First Degree in the Heat of Passion is a Class 5 felony. Either one is used in a situation where the actor:
Yes, that's right -- you don't even have to attack a judge or a policeman. Even if you 'just' threaten a cop with a kitchen knife, you've just committed Assault in the First Degree.
Assault in the Second Degree is a Class 4 Felony -- Class 6 if in the Heat of Passion. It is used when the actor:
Assault in the Third Degree is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, but it is also an Extraordinary Risk Crime, meaning it comes with greater penalties than a 'normal' Class 1 Misdemeanor. It is used when the actor:
Menacing, a charge closely related to Assault, is a Class 5 Felony if it involves the display of or implication of the use of a deadly weapon, or a Class 3 Misdemeanor if it does not. To be a Menace, an actor must: