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Updated: 
November 8, 2018

What is the legal definition of physical assault/harm?

A person commits physical assault if s/he causes bodily harm (injury) to another.1 The law also allows you to apply for a protection order if you are not injured but the abuser threatens you with physical harm/injury.2

1 Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 18-3-202 ; 18-3-203; 18-3-204
2 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-14-104.5(1)(A)(I)