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Kids with Criminal Records May Not Get Into College
By: | Record Sealing

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Browse through the pages of your average college application, and you’ll find some fairly predictable questions. Your standard application will request your grades and SAT scores, and ask about any extra-curricular activities and after school jobs. Some applications might ask you to describe your achievements and goals, while others may inquire about a person you admire or a hobby that is meaningful. Some applications may even ask more unusual… Continue reading this article

Anyone Can Be Arrested for Domestic Violence
By: | Domestic Violence

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“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.”
 
Theodore Roosevelt first spoke these words more than a century ago, but they’re as true today as they ever were. In our criminal justice system, everyone one should be treated fairly—men and women, cops and criminals, and people of all nationalities and… Continue reading this article

A Look at Colorado’s Very Public Online Sex Offender Registry
By: | Sex Crimes, Sex Offender Registry

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Trumping the consequences for serious crimes like drug possession and retail theft, the potential penalties for a sex crime conviction are some of the most severe and life-altering of the entire criminal justice system. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may face lengthy, even lifetime imprisonment. You may be placed on probation, and be required to attend classes, enroll in treatment, and remain under supervision for… Continue reading this article

Five Alcohol-Free Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2015 in Denver
By: | Cinco De Mayo, DUI

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Here’s a fun fact: Although many people mistakenly believe Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) celebrates Mexican independence day, the holiday actually commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
 
Here’s another, somewhat less fun fact: every Cinco de Mayo, thousands of people across the US are arrested for drunk driving.
 
In Denver, law enforcement… Continue reading this article

Do You Have to Let Police Into Your Home?
By: | Search and Seizures, Search Warrants

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As Confucius once said, “the strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”
 
 
The Fourth Amendment protects homes from unreasonable searches and seizures, reading:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and… Continue reading this article

Man Wrongfully Jailed for Sex Crime Set Free
By: | Sex Crimes

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The criminal justice system exists to make sure that citizens of Colorado are kept safe. Whenever a criminal case goes to trial, it is up to the court and the jury to make decisions that will ensure the welfare of the greater public. Usually, this means convicting guilty individuals and exonerating innocent ones. Unfortunately, this system sometimes makes mistakes.
 
As The Denver Channel reported, a Denver man has recently… Continue reading this article

What to Do if Your Teen Has Been Arrested
By: | Juvenile Crimes

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For many parents, discovering their teen has been arrested feels like a scene from their darkest nightmare.
 
 
It’s hard to imagine that the child who cuddled with stuffed animals, loved to color, and cried on his first day of preschool could be facing juvenile incarceration, community service hours, and a permanent criminal record.
 
But even the best kids and teens can get into legal trouble, whether due… Continue reading this article

Avoid a DUI by Having Alcohol Delivered to You
By: | DUI

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By now, most people know how important it is to avoid drinking and driving. The potential consequences—injuries, fatalities, heartache, totaled vehicles, skyrocketing insurance payments, arrests, fines—are simply not worth the risks. Thankfully, technological advances such as websites and smartphone apps are making it easier for people refrain from drinking and driving by decreasing the need to get on the road after drinking.
 
 
These delivery apps make it possible… Continue reading this article

A Guide to “Points” on Your License
By: | Traffic Violations

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License “points” are points that accumulate on your driving record following each traffic offense. Different offenses have different point rankings, with more serious infringements earning more points. Unlike citations, which are physically presented to you, and which you know you must address within a certain amount of time, points have no tangible counterpart that go along with them, and therefore they can be difficult to keep track of.
 … Continue reading this article

A Domestic Violence Charge Can Keep You from Your Children
By: | Domestic Violence

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In Colorado, domestic violence goes far beyond physical acts to encompass a wide range of behaviors. The law defines domestic violence as any act, attempted act, or threatened act of violence, harassment, stalking, or coercion between individuals in a relationship. The relationship may be a current or former marriage or romantic partnership, or simply a current or former shared living situation.
 
That means you could be charged with… Continue reading this article

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