Colorado Menacing Crimes Attorney

Criminal Defense For Menacing Charges

defense lawyer for menacing chargesThe criminal charge of 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.


Penalties For Menacing Charge

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.


Please call the office of Michael W. Moran, P.C. at 719-447-1923 for your free consultation if you have been charged with felony or misdemeanor menacing in Colorado Springs.

Premier Colorado Springs Criminal Defense attorney Michael W. Moran has provided clients with exceptional criminal defense results for over 20 years. If you have been arrested or questioned, call our office today to schedule your free case review: (719) 447-1923.