Any type of assault charge that a person faces in Colorado will be a difficult case to address for the defendant. Alleged violent crimes always are. However, when the alleged victim in such a case is a police officer, the defendant involved should expect to see a vigorous effort from law enforcement officials and the prosecution.
The typical "barroom brawl" has been depicted in countless movies and television shows. But, despite the seemingly fictional nature of these types of scenes, the reality is that often, the combination of alcohol and short-tempers does, in fact, lead to fights in bars. That is true in our state and throughout the country.
A previous post here mentioned the potential consequences of an assault conviction for Colorado residents. Make no mistake - an assault charge can be difficult to overcome. There are oftentimes eyewitnesses to the incident, as well as potential injuries that can be photographed by law enforcement officials and later shown to a jury to incite their views on the effect of the assault.
There are many types of crimes in Colorado and throughout the country that are labeled as "violent" crimes. Assault is one of them. Being charged with a violent crime is a serious matter, as any subsequent conviction that results from the charges can lead to a term of imprisonment, a lengthy probation term and even costly fines and court costs.