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In Colorado, Stealing Can Cost You Your Job
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In the Colorado criminal justice system, theft and stealing are umbrella terms that encompass a variety of criminal behaviors. Our courts consider theft to be any act that takes something of value from someone else without authorization or through lies or aggression.
 
This broad definition means you can be charged with theft or stealing in Colorado for actions like shoplifting, embezzlement, false pretense, or even the unauthorized sale… Continue reading this article

Adults Involved in Colorado Child Prostitution Face Serious Charges
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Colorado child prostitution generally includes the offenses of child sex trafficking, pimping a child, soliciting a child prostitute, or patronizing a child prostitute. Regardless of the nature of an adult’s involvement in child prostitution, these are always felony-level offenses.
 
Unlike other states, Colorado has an entire subchapter devoted to child prostitution, which is completely separate from the prostitution of adults. According to state law, children involved in prostitution… Continue reading this article

Colorado Just Made It Easier to Get Your Criminal Record Sealed
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One of the most devastating consequences of a brush with the law which remains with you long after your case is closed is having a criminal record. A criminal record can affect nearly every aspect of your life, including employment, housing, and higher education.
 
Some offenders find relief in the form of criminal record sealing. This is when the court seals your record from public view, such that… Continue reading this article

Just How Serious Are Stalking Penalties in Colorado?
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Some attention can feel flattering, even when it’s unsolicited. However, there’s a point where unwanted attention begins to feel threatening. This is commonly referred to as stalking.
 
Colorado has tougher stalking sentencing and penalties than many other states. These laws have been put into place to protect stalking victims from serious bodily harm or death, and a stalking conviction has severe criminal consequences.
 
Below, we’re going to… Continue reading this article

Arrested in Colorado? Your Guide to What to Do Next
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Being placed under arrest is a frightening and often traumatic experience. Still, what you do next can dramatically affect your criminal proceedings.
 
It is important to know what to do ahead of time so that you can remain cool under pressure and maximize your chance of a favorable outcome.
 
We’ve provided a guide covering what you should do — and what you shouldn’t — once you’ve been… Continue reading this article

Bribery Laws: What Coloradans Need to Know
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Any time stakes are high, there’s a potential for bribery, and for many parents, nothing is more important than getting their kids into a first-rate school. Take the recent high-profile case ensnared 32 parents, including celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, for bribing their childrens’ ways into elite schools. 
 
Among the accused is an Aspen family. According to court documents, the family is accused of paying $125,000 to… Continue reading this article

Your Guide to Colorado’s Solicitation and Prostitution Laws
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The original BackPage site was seized more than a year ago by federal law enforcement. Still, that hasn’t spelled the end for Colorado’s online sex trade.
 
In fact, a Denver-market BackPage alternative, YesBackpage.com, surfaced quickly and continues to thrive today. Denver’s sex workers claim the original Backpage actually provided a level of safety traditional avenues of the practice simply can’t, so hopefully, this replacement does the same.
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Colorado DUI: How Many Drinks Before You’re over the Legal Limit?
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This is a common question, but determining how many drinks you can have depends on the circumstances. Your gender, body weight, how fast you’re drinking and the type of alcoholic drink consumed, as well as whether you’ve eaten any food, all factor in.
 
In today’s post, we share the basics of the legal limits for drunk driving, and how you might be able to glean some idea of… Continue reading this article

How Drug-Free Zones Work in Colorado
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Drug-free zone laws enacted during the 1980’s “War on Drugs” were meant to discourage drug activity near schools and other places children frequent, and protect them from drug trafficking activity. It sounded like a good idea at the time, and in theory, few would argue against this premise.
 
In practice, however, drug-free zones aren’t necessarily effective deterrents. Instead, they often simply impose unreasonably harsh penalties, and include drug… Continue reading this article

A Trucker Is Facing Manslaughter and Homicide Charges in CO – Why?
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A trucker from Texas recently caused a multicar pileup on I-70 near Denver that killed four people, injured four more, and involved at least 28 vehicles.
 
The trucker has now been charged with 40 criminal counts, including four counts of vehicular homicide, six counts of first-degree assault, and 24 counts of attempted first-degree assault for the other motorists involved in the accident. He was also charged with manslaughter.… Continue reading this article