Boulder Assault Defense Attorneys

One Moment Of Anger Can Ruin The Rest Of Your Life

An assault conviction can result in up to 24 years in prison as well as steep fines, depending on the type of assault charges you receive. Once your sentence is complete, you are required by law to list the conviction on any job, loan, school or housing application and your record will be reported on background checks. An assault conviction on your record can impact your entire life, including how others view you as a person. You need a Boulder lawyer with experience in assault defense.

The lawyers at The Moorhead Law Group are former prosecutors with more than 25 years of experience. We have helped thousands of individuals throughout Colorado protect their rights and fight for their freedom. Everyone at our firm understands how devastating an arrest or conviction can be. We will do everything we can to obtain the best outcome to secure your future.

We represent clients accused of all forms of assault, including domestic violence and homicide.

Penalties For Assault

An assault conviction can carry some very severe penalties, including:

  • Up to two years in jail for a third-degree or “simple” assault
  • Up to 16 years in prison and up to $500,000 for a second-degree felony aggravated assault
  • Up to 32 years in prison and up to $750,000 for a first-degree felony aggravated assault

Our attorneys will assess your situation and review the prosecution’s evidence against you. We will explain all of your options, as well as their associated consequences. It may be that accepting a plea bargain is your best option. In that case, we will negotiate for the least punitive arrangement on your behalf. We are your dedicated advocates and will work aggressively to minimize the consequences of your arrest.

Additional Types of Assault

We Fight For Your Rights — Contact Us To Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation

Call us at 303-586-6912 or contact us online to set up a time to come in and talk with our defense lawyers about the assault charges against you.

Client on Avvo

“Mr. Moorhead went above and beyond to assist me in my case. Unlike most lawyers he was great with keeping me informed and made sure I had a full understanding of the process. The court had the utmost respect for him and was willing to workout a great plea. Highly recommend.”

Kasey G.

“If you are reading this review, stop browsing for a criminal attorney and pick up your phone and call The Moorhead Law Group right now. I had an issue arise of a possible assault charge against me. I immediately called Mr. Moorhead to discuss. By the end of the day, the matter was closed. Mr. Moorhead’s years of experience and expertise is the best anywhere around.”



David helped my brother resolve a case that was dragging on and on with a public defender within 10 days of me reaching out to him (and got a much better deal for my brother). Worth the money and is very nice to work with!

A. Penner, • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE

Mr. Moorhead is professional and intelligent. He is extremely good at navigating the legal system. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.

Julie H., • 5 STARS ON YELP

David Moorhead was a miracle worker. We hired him to finish a case that kept going on and on for years by an overworked public defender. He got it done in days. Not only did he get it done in days, he went beyond what we hired him to do and got a way better agreement than we anticipated. I can’t recommend him enough.

S. Parker, • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE

David Moorhead exceeded my expectations. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to manage my case and how to speak to the DA to get the outcome I desired. I was amazed at the outcome of my case. David made it quick, simple and painless. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone needing legal assistance.

Emily A. , • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE