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Legal Statutes: Colorado

UPDATED September 18, 2017

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Part 2. Assaults

back to top§ 18-3-204. Assault in the third degree

(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if:

(a) The person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person or with criminal negligence the person causes bodily injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon; or

(b) The person, with intent to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm another person whom the actor knows or reasonably should know to be a peace officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical care provider, or an emergency medical service provider, causes the other person to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, feces, saliva, mucus, vomit, or toxic, caustic, or hazardous material by any means, including throwing, tossing, or expelling the fluid or material.

(2) Repealed by Laws 2016, Ch. 304, § 5, eff. July 1, 2016.

(3) Assault in the third degree is a class 1 misdemeanor and is an extraordinary risk crime that is subject to the modified sentencing range specified in section 18-1.3-501(3).

(4) Repealed by Laws 2015, Ch. 109, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015; and Laws 2015, Ch. 337, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2015.

Amended by Laws 1977, H.B.1654, § 10; Laws 2004, Ch. 200, § 4, eff. Aug. 4, 2004; Laws 2009, Ch. 305, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009;Laws 2011, Ch. 250, § 2, eff. Aug. 10, 2011; Laws 2012, Ch. 271, § 13, eff. July 1, 2012; Laws 2015, Ch. 109, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015;Laws 2015, Ch. 337, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2015; Laws 2016, Ch. 304, § 5, eff. July 1, 2016.