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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

Protecting Your Rights during Colorado’s Heroin Sweep
By: | Drug Crimes, Heroin

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Last month, 34 people were arrested in what authorities are calling the largest and most complex drug sweep in Colorado history. The operation netted 273 pounds of heroin, 31 pounds of methamphetamine, and 25 pounds of cocaine.
 
The two-year operation was conducted by the DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and involved IRS agents and prosecutors from US Attorney John Walsh’s office.
 
The investigation targeted a family-run… Continue reading this article

Colorado Cops Use Backpage.Com Ads to Catch Sex Criminals
By: | Prostitution

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Though Backpage.com began as a classifieds section for used kayaks, modeling gigs, and apartment rentals, the site has largely been taken over by prostitution advertisements. Today, Backpage.com serves more than 600 cities and runs hundreds of thousands of unscreened ads daily.
 
In Colorado and other jurisdictions across the country, law enforcement officials are using Backpage.com as a tool to crack down on prostitution and other sex crimes. Typically,… Continue reading this article

Common Ways to Get DUI Charges Dismissed
By: | DUI, DWI

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In fact, a DUI charge—that is, a “driving under the influence” charge—can come as a result of a wide range of scenarios, and a person can be charged with driving under the influence of a number of different substances in addition to alcohol, including drugs and prescription medications.
 
A DUI charge also does not necessarily mean that your blood alcohol level was above .08. While a BAC… Continue reading this article

Surprising Ways You Could be Charged with Burglary
By: | Burglary

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You may know him as Vanilla Ice—the rapper who masterminded the ‘90s hip hop single “Ice Ice Baby.” You may also recognize Vanilla Ice from his most recent TV endeavor, The Vanilla Ice Project on DIY Network, where he hosts a reality show on succeeding in real estate.
 
But these last few months, the rapper born as Robert Mathew Van Winkle has been making headlines for something entirely… Continue reading this article

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

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