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Violent Crimes

Colorado Springs Violent Crimes Lawyer

Going Above & Beyond to Protect Your Rights in Colorado

Violent crimes in Colorado have some of the most severe penalties and consequences. If you have been arrested for a crime of violence, make sure you have an experienced criminal defense firm on your side.

At Gaddis Law, we aim to keep our clients out of jail and help them avoid a criminal record. With over 100 case dismissals, our Colorado Springs violent crimes attorney can be trusted to put up a strong defense on your behalf.

To discuss your rights and legal options with our trustworthy legal team, call (719) 553-5766 now, or fill out our online form.

What Is a Violent Crime?

In Colorado, a violent crime involves the threat or use of force upon a victim. These offenses often include the use or threat of using a deadly weapon and typically result in serious bodily injury or death to another. Whether the violent act is the objective or the means to an end, it is classified as a crime of violence.

There are several offenses that qualify as violent crimes, including:

  • Certain sex offenses
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • First or second-degree assault
  • Burglary
  • Crimes against at-risk individuals
  • Criminal extortion
  • Escape

Sentencing for Violent Crimes

Crimes of violence carry much harsher penalties than most other crimes. If convicted of a violent crime, an offender must be sentenced to at least the midpoint of the range for such an offense and can be penalized up to twice the ordinary maximum.

For example, if someone commits second-degree assault, he or she would ordinarily be sentenced to two to six years imprisonment. However, if the attack involved a deadly weapon, it is considered a violent crime and punishable by four to 12 years in prison.

Call Gaddis Law Today

Being charged for a violent crime is not something that should ever be taken lightly. With so much at stake, it is crucial that you obtain the representation of a skilled criminal defense attorney.

Contact (719) 553-5766 to consult with our Colorado Springs violent crimes lawyer.

Meet Your Dedicated Team

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    Aaron P. Gaddis

    Attorney

    Aaron P. Gaddis is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background in criminal defense litigation. He has appeared in Court and fought for his clients and their rights thousands of times, ranging from homicide to sexual assault to driving under the influence, with countless contested hearings and trials behind him. Through successful negotiations, the pre-trial process and successful motion hearings, he has saved his clients from lengthy prison sentences. He knows that when clients come in with ...
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    Amy Oberholser

    Paralegal

    Amy J. Oberholser is a Criminal Defense Paralegal and has worked alongside Aaron P. Gaddis for the past six years and now as Aaron’s managing paralegal. Amy brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of criminal defense and prosecution, family law, evictions, real estate, and estate planning law. Amy has a passion for the law and interested in advocating for clients any way that she can. Amy’s organizational skills help the office to run smoothly.
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