H. Michael Steinberg has 36 years of experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.

Articles Posted in Serious Bodily Injury Under Colorado Law

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Is a Concussion Serious Bodily Injury Under Colorado’s Assault Laws?
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Introduction – Colorado First and Second Degree Felony Assaults v. Third Degree Misdemeanor Assaults and the Role of Serious Bodily Injury

To understand a diagnosis of a finding that an alleged victim of a Colorado assault case suffered serious bodily injury, one must begin with a close analysis of the different levels of possible charges of assault under Colorado law.

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Colorado Assault Crimes - Serious Bodily Injury Under Colorado Law
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Introduction – Level of Injury In a Colorado Assault Case Critical Difference – Definitions Under Colorado Law Offer Little Clarity

A Colorado jury’s finding that a defendant caused serious bodily injury (as opposed to the lesser form of injury – bodily injury) in an assault prosecution under Colorado law (a fistfight for example), can mean a felony conviction with a possible – or in some cases such as First Degree Assault (F-3) a mandatory eight-year prison sentence.