Archives for: September 30th, 2020

Clemency is an extraordinary measure, and only the Colorado Governor has the legal authority to grant clemency for any offense.

There are two types of Colorado clemency: commutation and pardon. Pardons are granted once the sentence for a conviction is served and grant public forgiveness for the crime. Conversely, clemency is granted while a convicted offender is serving time in jail or prison, and commutes or modifies the sentence required

You may think there’s no chance you could ever be accused of a crime like false imprisonment. The fact remains, you might just be caught off-guard with this charge.

In February, a teacher in Louisiana was charged with the false imprisonment of juveniles. The case was ultimately dropped, but it goes to show that even a teacher with good intentions can be charged with this serious crime under the right

The entire legal system in the US is based upon evidence. The sanctity of evidence is important for everything from making well-supported arrests to holding just trials. Maintaining the legitimacy of evidence in a given investigation is the foundation of making sure justice is served.

However, it’s all too easy for evidence to be corrupted, whether accidentally or on purpose. If someone purposefully alters evidence, they are committing a crime:

The online world is no longer the Wild West that it used to be. Today, there are laws around what may and may not be done online. During a dramatic election year, this is more relevant than ever.

In Colorado, there are internet laws against harassment that apply to all electronic interactions. The difference between debate and harassing someone online is subtle but important.

Crossing the line from legal communication

The crime of menacing can seem vague. It’s certainly a broad charge, intended to cover a wide variety of behaviors.

However, a seemingly minor change can raise a charge of menacing from a misdemeanor to a felony. This difference in the charges makes all the difference for the person being accused.

Colorado’s crime of menacing is intended to help keep people safe. When the statute covers such broad behavior, though,