Most people in Colorado have found themselves in tense situations with other people before, but not every instance of tension between individuals leads to a physical altercation. But, unfortunately, sometimes physical altercations do occur. The circumstances of the incident may matter more to the people involved than it does to any law enforcement officials or prosecutors who get involved in the case. Either way, someone may end up facing an assault charge due to these situations.
Many of our readers probably think that there are differences between “minor” criminal charges and “major” charges. But, any criminal charge on a person’s record could become a major problem. An assault charge is typically viewed as a “violent” crime. Such a perception could influence potential future employers, school applications and even housing decisions.
When people are charged with assault in Colorado, it is important to craft a sound strategy for defense purposes. Many of these types of cases turn on eyewitness testimony, which, although the wide perception is probably different, can be extremely unreliable. In other instances, photos of injuries may be emotion-provoking pieces of evidence. Each case is different and the facts involved can make or break a criminal defense strategy.
At our law firm, we understand that those who have been charged with assault have more on the line than just their criminal record and potential punishment. Such a charge can impact many areas of a person’s life. For more information about how we attempt to help Colorado residents who find themselves in this type of situation, please visit the assault charge part of our website.