In Colorado, assault can be charged as a first degree, second degree, or third degree misdemeanor or felony. When determining the severity of the charge and offense, various details of the crime will be taken into consideration, the age of the victim, whether this is the first or subsequent offense, and if the crime involved a deadly weapon.
If charged as a felony, an assault conviction can result in the following penalties:
Class 3 Felony: Up to $750,000 in fines; 4-12 years in prison
Class 4 Felony: Up to $500,000 in fines; 2-6 years in prison
Class 5 Felony: Up to $100,000 in fines; 1-3 years in prison
If charged as a misdemeanor, an assault conviction can result in the following penalties:
Class 1 Misdemeanor: Up to $5,000 in fines; 6-18 months incarceration
Class 3 Misdemeanor: Up to $750 in fines; 6 months incarceration
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