The criminal charge of menacing applies in Colorado when authorities determine that the accused specifically intended intent to cause fear in the victim. An actual intent to actually harm the victim is is not required to be charged with menacing. It is also not required that the alleged victim personally experienced fear from the accused, or even that the victim was aware of the accused’s actions for menacing to be charged.
All that has to be proven by the prosecution is that the accused was aware that their activities in discovered would trigger fear in victim of serious bodily injury at hands of the accused. This charge applies to misdemeanor and felony levels, depending on degree of force used by the accused.
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