Strategic & Skilled Telluride Assault & Battery Defense Attorney

Assault and battery (or menacing) charges often go hand-in-hand. While assault charges are filed when someone is accused of intentionally inflicting bodily harm on another person, menacing charges can be field when someone has allegedly threatened to assault another individual.

Telluride Defense Attorney Jon R. Fee is vastly experienced at defending clients against any type of assault and battery charges.

As a seasoned trial attorney with prior experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Fee has the knowledge, insight and skills to effectively predict and counter the prosecution’s case – and to build and present a strong, strategic defense. He is ready to discuss your situation and options and provide you with superior defense representation moving forward.

Have You or a Loved One Been Accused of Assault and/or Menacing?

 Call (970) 335-9278 or Email the Law Office of Jon R. Fee, LLC For a Free, Confidential Consultation

The firm’s office hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, Mr. Fee is available evenings and weekends to meet with and start defending you wherever you may be, including jail.

Are Assault & Battery Charges Misdemeanors or Felonies? What Are the Potential Penalties for Assault & Menacing?

The severity of assault and menacing charges will depend on the details of a given situation and case. The table below shows the various types of assault and battery charges set forth by Colorado law.

Type of Charge

Level of Charge
(& Description)
Jail or Prison Time Fines
Menacing Class 3 Misdemeanor
(Threats of harm with no weapon)
Up to 6 mos. (jail)

$50 to $750

3rd Degree Assault

Class 1 Misdemeanor
(Committing bodily harm via criminal negligence)
6 to 24 mos. (jail) $500 to $5,000
Felony Menacing Class 5 Felony
(Threats involving a weapon or saying one is armed with a weapon)
1 to 3 yrs.

$1,000 to $100,000

2nd Degree Assault

Class 4 Felony
(Intending to & committing serious bodily harm without a deadly weapon)
2 to 6 yrs.

$2,000 to $500,000

1st Degree Assault

Class 3 Felony
(Intending to & committing serious bodily harm with a deadly weapon or serious bodily harm that results in disfigurement)
10 to 32 yrs.

$3,000 to $750,000

Please be aware that assault and menacing charges can:

  • Come with protective orders, preventing the accused from contacting the alleged victim(s) for a specific period of time
  • Result in court orders for medical testing (for transmittable diseases) if bodily fluids were exchanged during the alleged crime
  • Be filed in conjunction with a domestic violence sentencing enhancement when the alleged act(s) were committed against a spouse, a former spouse, a significant other and/or the other parent of a shared child
  • Be deemed to be crimes of violence, which can also result in sentencing enhancers that can add years to a prison sentence.

How Can I Fight Assault & Battery Charges?

Your best defense options for fighting assault and battery charges will be determined by the details and evidence associated with your case. In general, some potential defense strategies for assault and menacing cases can include arguing that:

  • The defendant has been wrongly identified as the perpetrator.
  • No assault or battery took place, and the allegations are completely false.
  • There was no physical contact between the defendant and the alleged victim(s).
  • No deadly weapon was used in the commission of the alleged act.
  • The act was committed suddenly, in the heat of passion.
  • The act was a completely unintentional accident.
  • The defendant was provoked into committing the act.
  • The defendant was acting in self-defense.

Attorney Jon R. Fee can help you determine and pursue your best defense options so your case is positioned for the best outcome possible.

Contact Experienced Telluride Criminal Defense Lawyer Jon R. Fee

If you or a loved one has been accused of assault and/or battery, contact experienced Telluride Criminal Defense Lawyer Jon R. Fee for important legal advice and exceptional defense representation.

Call (970) 335-9278 or Email or Email the Firm for a Free, Confidential Consultation.

Mr. Fee is a strategic, tireless attorney who knows how to help his clients successfully navigate the criminal justice system. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony assault or battery charges for a first or subsequent time, you can count on Mr. Fee to:

  • Devise and present a convincing defense case
  • Diligently protect your rights and interests at every phase of your case
  • Provide you with highest quality defense representation.

Telluride Criminal Defense Lawyer Jon R. Fee is licensed to practice in the states of Colorado and Maryland, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. His longstanding record of extraordinary defense representation and success has earned him a 5-star rating on Facebook.