Threatening someone and causing them to feel fear that they are going to be injured is charged as Menacing in Fort Collins and Larimer County. When a deadly weapon is involved, Menacing is charged as a felony. Otherwise, it is a misdemeanor. A man was recently charged with felony Menacing after threatening construction workers with a knife. According to the report, the man was confused about what day it was, and thought the workers were making a lot of noise on a Sunday. He felt that was inappropriate and told them to stop. When they refused because it was actually Tuesday, he pulled out a knife and ordered them to stop. If this had occurred at a construction site in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Estes Park, felony Menacing charges would be filed.
Larimer County Menacing Attorney: Definition of Menacing with a Knife in Boulder and Northern Colorado
The Larimer, Boulder, and Grand County, Colorado law definition of Menacing – C.R.S. 18-3-206 – is:
(a) By the use of a deadly weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon; or
(b) By the person representing verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon.
Simply claiming that you have a deadly weapon is enough to get charged with the felony Menacing.
Sentence for Menacing in Loveland and Estes Park: Details from a Criminal Defense Lawyer
There is a very big difference between the misdemeanor and felony Menacing charges when it comes to sentencing. If charged with the class 3 misdemeanor Menacing in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Estes Park, you could be facing up to 6 months in the Larimer County Jail and $750 in fines. If charged with the class 5 felony Menacing, you could be facing 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines.
If you or someone you love has been accused of or charged with Menacing, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 to schedule a free consultation or set up a Larimer County Jail visit. We know, many people charged with Menacing are innocent. Together, we can protect your future.
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