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8 Common Examples of Identity Theft in Colorado
By: | Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Internet Crimes, Theft

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The advent of the internet has given rise to a special type of theft crime—identity theft.
Identity theft involves using another’s identity without their consent for your own benefit. Typically, identity theft is used to for financial gain—for instance, to apply for credit cards, loans, or housing. With identity theft crimes, offenders take personal information from a victim without their consent by illegal means, such as stealing their mail, wallet,… Continue reading this article

7 Different Examples of Prescription Fraud
By: | Drug Crimes, Prescription Drug Crimes

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As Colorado’s prescription drug abuse problem continues to grow in severity, instances of prescription fraud are becoming increasingly prevalent.
 
Prescription fraud is a drug crime that involves obtaining prescription drugs in a deceitful, misrepresentative, or illegal manner. In Colorado, prescription fraud goes beyond forging prescriptions to include an array of other criminal actions related to prescription drugs.
 
We’ve explored seven of the most common examples of prescription… Continue reading this article

Petty Offense, Misdemeanor, and Felony Differences in Colorado
By: | Felonies

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As far as Colorado law officials and prosecutors are concerned, any type of criminal offense is a serious matter. However, different levels of criminal offenses are handled in different ways, and are subject to different penalties.
 
In Colorado, there are eleven different classes of criminal offenses: two classes of petty offenses, three classes of misdemeanors, and six classes of felonies. Typically, petty offenses are considered to be the… Continue reading this article

New Colorado Marijuana DUI Bill in the Works
By: | DUI, DWI, Marijuana Possession

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If a police officer catches you driving while high from marijuana in Colorado, you face the same charges as a drunk driver – a DUI. This is a problem for lawmakers, the public, and law enforcement officials looking to Colorado as a social, legal, and economic experiment on the effects of marijuana legalization.
 
Why? Because the data from police departments doesn’t distinguish between the two types of impaired… Continue reading this article

Sex for Money Is Prostitution – Even at a Legitimate Business
By: | Prostitution

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You might think it’s okay if a worker at a legitimate business such as a strip club or massage parlor offers to perform a sexual act for you in exchange for money. After all – especially in the case of strip clubs – aren’t they practically doing that already?
 
But paying or getting paid for a sexual act is never legal.
 
A 55-year-old Colorado Springs woman was recently… Continue reading this article

Domestic Violence Crimes Affect Everyone
By: | Domestic Violence

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There’s a reason domestic violence crimes are taken so seriously in Colorado.
 
Colorado law defines domestic violence as an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. But domestic violence affects more than just the victim. One isolated incident of domestic violence can impact many, and the effects may linger on for years – and… Continue reading this article

7 Reasons Someone Could Take Out a Restraining Order against You
By: | Protective Orders, Restraining Orders

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We’ve explored Colorado restraining orders in depth in previous posts, touching on the basic definition, some common terms, and penalties for violating them.
 
I’d like to take this post to discuss the different situations where someone might be able to take out a restraining order against you. A restraining order—typically referred to as a “protection order” in Colorado—is a civil order that is designed to keep you from harming… Continue reading this article

Theft, Robbery, and Burglary: What’s the Difference?
By: | Burglary

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Though often grouped together, theft, robbery, and burglary are three distinct crimes in Colorado.
All three are serious criminal offenses that carry severe consequences, but these three offenses are distinguished by a variety of factors—including means, methods, and victims involved in the crime.
 
Below, we’ve explored some of the similarities and differences between theft, robbery, and burglary.
 
Theft. This is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of… Continue reading this article

Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: 6 Tips for Parents
By: | Juvenile Crimes

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From the moment the clock strikes 3 in the afternoon until 7 at night, juvenile crime rates skyrocket.
The period between 3 and 7 PM is the time when millions of juveniles in the US go without adult supervision; it’s when school has ended and parents are often still at work. During this time period, young children are more likely to commit criminal violations involving theft, alcohol, sex, and… Continue reading this article

Common Examples of Probationary Terms in Colorado
By: | Probation Violations

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Given the choice between probation and jail time, most criminal offenders would choose probation. When you are put on probation, your jail sentence is suspended and you are allowed to remain in your community.
 
However, while probation may sound like an attractive alternative to incarceration, this type of sentence does come with some tough terms and conditions. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in not just the… Continue reading this article

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