When a situation puts another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury, Menacing charges often result. Certainly, pulling a gun on someone would put them in fear for their life. A man is wanted for the equivalent of Menacing after pulling a gun on a McDonald’s employee handling the drive thru window. According to the report, the employee had just revealed that the restaurant was out of Egg McMuffins and that seemed to anger the customer. He allegedly called her an inappropriate name and pulled out the gun before driving away. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I guess some people take their Egg McMuffins very seriously.
Weld County Menacing Lawyer: Definition of Menacing with a Gun in Logan County
The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado definition of Menacing – C.R.S. 18-3-206 – is:
(a) By the use of a deadly weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon; or
(b) By the person representing verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon.
Simply verbally threatening to hurt someone would meet the criteria of the misdemeanor Menacing, but when a deadly weapon is involved – it becomes a felony charge.
Sentence for Menacing in Erie and Evans
In Greeley, Erie and Evans, the class 3 misdemeanor Menacing is punishable by up to 6 months in the Weld Count Jail and $50 – $750 in fines. However, the class 5 felony Menacing has a much harsher punishment of 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines. Also, a conviction of felony Menacing will preclude a person from legally owning or possessing a firearm again.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Menacing, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Menacing attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 today. Together, we can protect your future.
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