Archives for: February 28th, 2019

 

Despite national perceptions, many Colorado drug laws have actually gotten more restrictive over the last few years, and we are seeing the effects of those changes here in the Denver area in a big way.

 

If you are facing drug trafficking charges, you probably have a million questions running through your mind. At our office, we’re constantly getting asked many of the same questions, so we thought we’d

 

The way that Colorado handles stalking and harassment is a little bit strange.

 

On the one hand, if you are charged with stalking, it technically falls under the umbrella of harassment according to the law. In other words, stalking is a way of harassing someone.

 

That makes sense, right?

 

Unfortunately, that little legal oddity makes many people believe that these two crimes come with the same

 

When Colorado police respond to a domestic violence call, and have probable cause to believe it has occurred, it is mandatory for them to make an arrest – regardless of whether the alleged victim denies any violence has occurred.

 

In these cases, it is the state pressing charges, not the victim.

 

However, there are a handful of scenarios which are even out of the state’s hands. In

 

Theft is a serious charge that can bring severe consequences. Whether your specific charge is a misdemeanor or a felony will depend upon several factors, including: the monetary value of the property allegedly stolen, whether or not the alleged crime involved a weapon, exactly how the alleged theft occurred, and whether or not you have a criminal history.

 

Felony theft convictions can carry weighty fines and jail sentences

 

Psychological research on brain development and teen impulsivity shows that the adolescent brain’s reward centers have increased sensitivity, and that teens’ brains need to develop more in order for them to be able to rationally consider the long-term implications of bad decisions.

 

Conversely, the same line of research indicates that the deeper into the justice system they are thrust, the worse a teen’s family relationships, educational development, and