Defining Assault

Defining Assault

Assault: this ugly word brings forth connotations of physical attacks, bar fights, and battered spouses.  While physical assault is certainly a description found in the dictionary, under Colorado law, it encompasses so much more.  Continue reading to learn more about how assault is defined at a national level, as well as at the state level in Colorado.

Broadly Defining Criminal Assault

When looking into laws across the country, many states have defined assault as far more than just physical harm.  Instead, a majority of states view assault as including thr