Understanding Violent Crime Charges In Colorado

Understanding violent crime charges in Colorado. Violent crime charges encompass many different crimes. And the punishments by way of jail time and/or fines can be staggering. Years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines and restitution to the victims of these crimes.

Understanding Violent Crime in Colorado

If you are arrested for a violent crime in Colorado, you need to understand the crime, and know that we can defend you.

Here are some of the types of violent crime charges in Colorado:


The charge of assault is brought when a person intentionally causes bodily injury to another person, threatens someone with imminent bodily harm, or recklessly causes bodily injury through negligence or use of a deadly weapon.

Aggravated Assault

This charge is more serious than simple assault and involves the use of a deadly weapon or causing serious bodily injury to another person.

Murder and Manslaughter

Murder charges can range from first-degree murder, which involves premeditation and intent to kill, to second-degree murder, which lacks premeditation but still involves the intent to cause death or serious harm. Manslaughter charges typically involve unintentional killing but are caused by reckless behavior.


The charge of robbery is brought when a person uses force, threats, or intimidation to take someone else’s property from their immediate possession.


Kidnapping charges arise when someone forcibly abducts and holds another person against their will.

Domestic Violence

Colorado has specific charges for violent crimes committed within a domestic context, such as domestic violence assault or domestic violence homicide.


The charge of menacing involves making threats or engaging in conduct intended to put another person in fear of serious bodily injury.


Harassment charges are applied when someone knowingly strikes, shoves, or touches another person, or subjects them to obscene language or gestures.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges includes charges related to non-consensual sexual acts.


Other forms of homicide charges may include vehicular homicide, which involves causing death through reckless driving.

Understanding Violent Crime in Colorado can take the form of many different crimes. Make sure that you have Jeremy Loew on your side if charges with any crime. He can help you – but you have to make that call.

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Please keep in mind that laws can change, and new charges may have been added since the last update. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information, I recommend consulting the Colorado Revised Statutes or seeking advice from a qualified Colorado Springs legal professional.


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