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How Bill Cosby Affected Colorado’s Sex Crimes Laws
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Sentencing and policies regarding different crimes change and evolve for all kinds of reasons. New lawmakers, shifts in attitudes toward crimes, or even single events have all led to policy changes within the criminal justice system.
 
In Colorado, a single person recently became a catalyst for a big change in how sexual assault cases are handled. Who am I talking about? None other than Bill Cosby.
 
Most well-known… Continue reading this article

11 Ways an Assault Can Become “Aggravated” in Colorado
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You might have seen on the news or in movies that a person has been charged with not just assault, but “aggravated assault.” This kind of charge definitely sounds more serious than a simple assault charge, but what does it mean? When is assault “aggravated?” How much more jail time does someone convicted of aggravated assault get?
 
We’ve got the basics for you.
 
Colorado and Aggravated Assault… Continue reading this article

A Guide to Mandatory Minimums for Drug Trafficking
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When we talk about the sentencing guidelines for criminal offenses in Colorado, they’re just that – guidelines. Aggravating and mitigating factors, as well as the amount of charges and a judge’s own discretion, all work together as factors that make up the final sentence.
 
At the federal level, these rules are a little different. One of the biggest policies that affects sentencing at the federal level is mandatory… Continue reading this article

What Happens If This is My Second Colorado DUI Offense?
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If you have been convicted of a DUI, you know firsthand that Colorado takes the offense very seriously and there can be harsh consequences for driving under the influence. So if you are caught driving under the influence again, you know what penalties you will receive and what to expect, right?
 
Not exactly. Like sentencing guidelines for most crimes, penalties get harsher depending on your criminal history. In… Continue reading this article

How to Get Your Child’s Record Expunged in Colorado
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We get it – kids make mistakes. If your child has an arrest or conviction on their record, it does not mean they are a bad kid. They simply made a poor choice and ended up paying the price.
 
But now they have learned their lesson. And they’re ready to get an education or a job and move on: after all, they have their whole life ahead of them.… Continue reading this article

How Can I Defend Against a Colorado Shoplifting Charge?
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A shoplifting charge may seem minor, but depending on the value of the items in question, you may face felony charges and could even end up spending time in prison. Because of this, it is important to be prepared before entering the courtroom and have a strong defense ready for the judge.
 
In Colorado, shoplifting is defined as the act of knowingly obtaining or controlling someone else’s property… Continue reading this article

6 Minors Arrested in Colorado Springs Burglary
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A burglary in Colorado Springs led to the arrest of six minors earlier this month.
 
Members of the Colorado Springs Police Department arrived to the Colorado Crossings Property at 1:30 A.M. on a Sunday morning and caught one 18-year-old and six minors as they were in the process of disassembling and removing stereo equipment. Even though the property has been vacated, there is 24-hour security, and witnesses discovered… Continue reading this article

Bill Passed to Help Prosecute Domestic Violence Offenders
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Last month, a bill that will enact harsher sentences on domestic violence offenders with multiple convictions in Colorado was signed into law.
 
House Bill 16-1066, a bill called “Concerning An Habitual Domestic Violence Offender” was first introduced in early 2016 and sponsored by state Representative Kit Roupe, a Republican from Colorado Springs. The bill was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives, and was 2 votes away from… Continue reading this article

So You’ve Been Issued a Protection Order – What’s Next?
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Protection orders, also called restraining orders, limit your freedoms and can be emotionally stressful. Restraining orders are often filed by exes or family members and may prohibit defendants from seeing their children, other loved ones – even pets!
 
Each order is different, but penalties for violating protection orders are serious. So it is important to learn as much as you can about your next steps upon receiving a protection… Continue reading this article

Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Sex Crimes Laws
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After being charged for a sex crime, you may feel frustrated or confused. Many people who believe they engaged in consensual sex are charged, and the definitions and penalties surrounding “sex offenses” and “sex offenders” can be broad and hard to grasp.
 
Below we will explain the basics of Colorado’s sex crimes laws: what sex crimes are, the laws that make penalties extremely harsh for convicted sex offenders,… Continue reading this article

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