In Colorado, menacing can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or as a felony. The difference between a misdemeanor and felony menacing charge is distinguished by the alleged use of a weapon. A court could consider a weapon as the use of your fist, a toy gun, a real gun, or anything reasonably fashioned as a weapon.
The prosecutor must prove to the Court that you knew your actions were likely to cause fear. There are numerous defenses to this charge. Some of the defenses include self-defense, defense of property, defense of another person.
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The potential penalties for menacing include a deferred sentence, probation, or, if convicted for a felony menacing charge, prison. If the case involves a domestic violence tag, there could be further penalties imposed because the alleged victim may be a spouse, former spouse, or a person from a prior relationship.
It is important not to speak to a police officer about an alleged allegation of menacing Be polite to the police officer and ask for a lawyer to be present before you make any statements. Any statement made to the police by you will hinder your ability to protect your constitutional rights.
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