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Experienced Denver Violent Crime Defense Lawyers Fighting for the Rights of the Accused
Representing Clients Charged with Domestic Violence, Assault & Rape in Colorado
At Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC, our goal is to provide exceptional defense representation to people facing criminal charges in Colorado. We handle both misdemeanor and felony cases, including violent crimes. Due to the stigma associated with violent behavior and the presumed damage incurred by alleged victims, violent crimes are both severely punished and ruthlessly prosecuted. Despite these challenges, we have helped many people overcome charges for violent crimes, often achieving the best possible outcome in difficult cases.
What Makes an Offense a "Violent" Crime?
Many serious crimes are classified as violent crimes in Colorado. These offenses may involve actual physical force against another individual, but may also involve verbal force or the threat of potential physical harm. The use or presence of a weapon is not required for an offense to be considered a violent crime. In most circumstances, any of the following charges fall under the umbrella of violent crimes:
- Assault and battery
- Criminal domestic violence
- Burglary or home invasion
- Armed robbery
- Sexual assault
- Attempted murder
While some violent crimes may be charged as misdemeanors, most are charged as felonies, especially if the offense is also considered a sex crime or if a weapon was allegedly involved in the commission of the crime. A felony violent crime may be classified anywhere from a Class One to a Class Six felony depending on factors such as the severity of the offense and if any injury took place. Class One felonies carry the most severe penalties possible under the law, including the death penalty, life imprisonment, parole, and considerable fines.
Beyond serving time in prison, a violent crime conviction can change your life forever. You may face difficulties getting jobs, loans, and even a place to live. We never forget that our clients' futures depend on our representation, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.
Seek Advice & Representation from an Experienced Violent Crime Lawyer in Denver
If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime, you need an attorney who can help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction. At Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC, we fight for our clients, believing that every defendant deserves a fair trial and zealous representation. For a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact our offices today. We work on a flat fee and accept all major credit cards.
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