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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