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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

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

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