Trial over Thanksgiving Day standoff ends with conviction for Denver man

The Sky-Hi News is reporting that a Grand County jury has found Brian Wilson guilty on all 24 charges stemming from a 2008 Thanksgiving Day standoff with police in Winter Park.  He has now been convicted on 5 counts of attempted murder with deliberate indifference, 6 counts of felony menacing, 2 counts of obstructing police, 3 counts of prohibited use of a weapon, obstructing a highway, driving under the influence and DUI per se.  More significantly, Wilson was convicted on 5 counts of committing a crime of violence, which will enhance the penalties for the attempted murder charges.

Wilson, 53, of Denver, faces 16 – 24 years in prison on each attempted murder count.

Wilson did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

What’s at stake? Penalties for Drunk Driving / DUI / DWAI / Vehicular Assault / Vehicular Homicide | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Besides license suspension, a conviction for drunk driving carries heavy penalties, fines, multiple surcharges, and a laundry list of fees.

Penalties for Drunk Driving / DUI / DWAI / Vehicular Assault / Vehicular Homicide

Charge Incarceration Parole Fine
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) 5 days – 1 year, or probation None $600 – $1K
2nd DUI 90 days – 1 year, or probation None $1K – $1500
Driving While Abilities Impaired (DWAI) 2 – 180 days, or probation None $200 – $500
2nd DWAI 45 days – 1 year, or probation None $600 – $1K
Vehicular Assault (recklessly cause serious bodily injury to another) 1 – 3 years 2 years $1K – $100K
Vehicular Assault (intoxicated and cause serious bodily injury to another) 2 – 6 years 2 years $2K – $500K
Vehicular Homicide (recklessly cause serious death of another) 2 – 6 years 2 years $2K – $500K
Vehicular Homicide (intoxicated and cause death of another) 4 – 12 years 5 years $3K – $750K

If I do not want to fight the charge, is jail the only option? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

No, there are many options available.  Depending on your criminal background, employment history, and references, you may be eligible for a variety of sentencing options.

What is the punishment for theft? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Punishment ranges for theft can be confusing, and are directly linked to the value of the property you are accused of stealing.  Value is determined by retail value or sales price of the item.

Value Class Incarceration Parole Fine
Less than $500.00 Class 2 Misdemeanor 3 months – 12 months None $250 – $1,000
$500.00 – $999.99 Class 1 Misdemeanor 6 months – 18 months None $500 – 5,000
$1,000.00 – $19,999.99 Class 4 Felony 2 – 6 years 3 year of parole $2,000 – $500,000
$20,000.00 + Class 3 Felony 4 – 12 years 5 year of parole $3,000 – $750,000

Theft | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Theft Defense Starts Here

Being charged with and convicted of theft can have a dramatic impact on your life.  You may experience the shame and embarrassment of having to explain this to family, friends and co-workers.  More often, you will experience other consequences of this type of charge: loss of job, inability to find an apartment, distrust amongst those closest to you.

At the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, we understand how this crime can effect your life and will fight to help you to maintain your dignity.

Theft

Theft of Rental Property

Aggravated Motor Theft

Transactions for Profit in Stolen Goods

Theft of Medical Records

Theft by Resale of a Lift Ticket

Fuel Piracy

Newspaper Theft

What is the punishment for theft?

If I do not want to fight the charge, is jail the only option?

If I do not want to fight the charge, is jail the only option? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

No, there are many options available.  Depending on your criminal background, employment history, and references, you may be eligible for a variety of sentencing options.

I’m innocent, but I just want to resolve this quickly and quietly. | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing this type of crime prevents you from qualifying for deferred prosecution, and requires enrollment and attendance in specific treatments.  Even if you are granted probation or deferred sentencing, you will not be allowed to live in your own home if your accuser still resides there.

Domestic Violence | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Domestic Violence Defense Starts Here

Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.  Law enforcement officials have responded to this in creating very strict laws for domestic violence.  Often times, the police are in such a hurry to separate the parties and figure out what happened that there is a rush to judgment…and it’s done at your expense.

I did not do what they’re saying—this is all a lie!

I didn’t even touch my accuser. How is this domestic violence?

I own my house (or hold the lease), so I should not have to go.

I’m innocent, but I just want to resolve this quickly and quietly.

This was self-defense…what now?

If I do not want to fight the charge, is jail the only option?

Call the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ today and let us start fighting for your rights!

Assault Punishment | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Punishment ranges for assault can be confusing, and are directly linked to the facts and circumstances surrounding the event.

Type Class Incarceration Parole Fine
First Degree Assault Class 3 Felony* 4 – 12 years 5 years $3,000 – $750,000
Second Degree Assault Class 4 Felony** 2 – 6 years 3 years $2,000 – $500,000
Third Degree Assault Class 1 Misdemeanor 1 – 3 years 2 years $1,000 – $100,000
Menacing Class 3 Misdemeanor*** 6 months None $50 – $750

* Class 5 felony if assault is committed as a result of sudden passion or a highly provoking act.

** Class 6 felony if assault is committed as a result of sudden passion or a highly provoking act.  Class 3 felony if serious bodily injury results.

*** Class 5 felony if use or display a deadly weapon, or represent that you are armed with a deadly weapon.

Certain offenses carry mandatory sentences that are different than those listed here.  You need an attorney who can investigate and challenge the government’s evidence.  It is very important that you contact the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ today to discuss your case.

Assault & Armed Assault | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Assaults can be confusing crimes because there are many charging options for the prosecutor.  Some things a prosecutor considers when making a charging decision are:

1. Your mental state or intent;

2. The injury inflicted;

3. Whether a weapon (or something used as a weapon) was used;

4. The identity or class of the victim or intended victim.

What are the degrees of assault?

What are the punishments for assault?

The assault was in self-defense.  What now?

Self-defense is a common defense to most assaults.  If applied correctly, it can be very successful.  This requires a professional who understands the facts of your particular case.  Call the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ today for a free consultation.  Let us tell your side of the story so that the prosecution understands what really happened.

If I don’t want to fight the charge, is jail the only option?

No, there are many options available.  Depending on your criminal background, employment history, and references, you may be eligible for a variety of sentencing options.