Serious Bodily Injury Defined

Legal Meaning of "SBI": Colorado Assault & Violent Crime

"Serious bodily injury" means bodily injury which, either at the time of the actual injury or at a later time, involves a substantial risk of death, a substantial risk of serious permanent disfigurement, a substantial risk of protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ of the body, or breaks, fractures, or burns of the second or third degree.

When an assault involves serious bodily injury, it becomes a felony charge and may carry mandatory prison time.

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