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What Teens Need to Know about Dating Violence in Colorado
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Relationships can be confusing, especially if you are a teenager. Teens are not always taught about what makes a healthy relationship, and the signs that contribute to emotional, physical, or other types of abuse.
 
Unfortunately, teen dating violence is a growing problem in Colorado. It happens to young men and women, and sometimes, even teens who try to defend themselves are caught and charged.
 
Below, we’re going to… Continue reading this article

How Colorado Reporting Laws Impact Sex Crime Arrests and Charges
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Most states have some kind of mandatory reporting laws if someone believes that a child is being abused (sexually or otherwise) or neglected. This makes sense. After all, very young children literally cannot speak for themselves, and may not understand that anything wrong is happening. Even older children can benefit, because they might not feel emotionally able to come forward about abuse, or know exactly what they’re supposed to… Continue reading this article

What are the Penalties for Colorado Possession? Depends on the Drug
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The War on Drugs is still alive and well in America, even with the legalization of recreational marijuana in over a dozen states – including right here. Weed might be legal, but lots of other drugs aren’t, and even first-time possession charges could result in jail time or fees.
 
If you are caught with drugs in Colorado, however, you won’t face just one set of penalties. The specific… Continue reading this article

Benefits of Working with a Colorado Lawyer to Seal Your Record
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Long after you have completed your sentence for a criminal conviction, your criminal record will come back to haunt you in nearly every aspect of your life, including employment, housing, loans, and higher education.
 
Moreover, criminal records are maintained in public databases, meaning that anyone with an internet connection and the desire to snoop can access embarrassing details of a past mistake that you would prefer to put… Continue reading this article

Child Abuse: How It Is Penalized under Colorado Law
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The law in Colorado protects children under the age of 16 years old from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and it is something that law enforcement officials in our state take very seriously. As a result, if you are charged, you will be facing incredibly severe consequences, and you need to understand what you are up against.
 
Below, we’re going to cover how state laws define child abuse,… Continue reading this article

Self-Defense: When Can You Use It to Fight Colorado Assault Charges?
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Assault is a quite-serious offense involving knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or threatening to cause serious bodily injury. Depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, you could be charged with felony or misdemeanor assault, leaving you with a criminal record of violent crime, and potentially with the lifelong consequences of being a convicted felon.
 
On the flip side, you are allowed under Colorado law to defend… Continue reading this article

You Don’t Have to Physically Hurt Someone in Colorado to Get a DV Charge
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Colorado does not have a standalone statute or charge dedicated to domestic violence. After all, domestic violence cannot be defined by one single action.
 
Instead, domestic violence (DV) is a broad term that is separated into a handful of categories. Physical violence is just one type of domestic violence, and is not the only type of DV that is against Colorado law.
 
In other words, even if… Continue reading this article

Why DUIs Increase Over the Summer Months in Colorado
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Coloradans are arrested for drinking and driving in the summer more often than any other time of the year. In this post, we’ll talk about why that’s true, and we’ll also let you know what to do if you end up with a DUI this summer.
 
Summer Drinking Stats Across the U.S.
 
Here are some summer drinking statistics that may surprise you:
 
In 2015, there were… Continue reading this article

Colorado Juvenile Crimes: What Parents Should Watch Out for Most       
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Summer brings fun times and relaxation to most Colorado kids, but it can also be the time some minors have run-ins with the law. We’ll show you what kind of crimes to watch out for with your child, and what
to do if your kid gets into trouble.
 
Most Common Juvenile Crimes in Colorado
 
These are the most common types of crimes Colorado juveniles commit.
 

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Is it Shoplifting When an Employee Steals in Colorado?
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Shoplifting is a major cause of revenue loss in any retail operation. However, there is another significant source of revenue loss for businesses – employee theft.
 
In fact, studies have shown that employee theft is even more common than shoplifting. According to surveys, a whopping 95% of employees in the US workforce admit to stealing from their employer at some time or another. Although many cases of employee… Continue reading this article

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