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Sexual Harassment: Is It a Criminal Offense in Colorado?
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A former employee of McDonald’s alleges that a male coworker at a Michigan McDonald’s regularly grabbed her breasts and buttocks and propositioned her for sex, creating a hostile work environment.
 
This is only the latest allegation of rampant abuse and harassment of female McDonald’s employees. A class-action lawsuit has now been filed, alleging a “culture of sexual harassment” at McDonald’s.
 
There are currently over 50 claims and… Continue reading this article

Reasons You Could Face Christmas Shoplifting Charges in Colorado
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Most people understand that walking out of a store with any merchandise you didn’t pay for is shoplifting. Were you aware, however, there are other ways shoplifting crimes can be committed? A few of them, offenders can even commit unintentionally!
 
This Christmas season, don’t ruin the holiday for yourself or your family by unintentionally shoplifting. Be aware of what shoplifting means and the repercussions this kind of mistake… Continue reading this article

But You Don’t Have a Colorado Criminal Record… Do You?
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Most people think they know for sure whether they have a criminal record in Colorado.
When you’ve never been convicted of a crime, it’s easy to assume the answer is no, you do not have a criminal record. If you’ve never spent a day in court, you’ll probably think the same.
 
Surprisingly, these facts don’t necessarily eliminate the possibility altogether.
 
It’s true; In Colorado, you can have… Continue reading this article

How Coloradans Can Fight Back against Halloween DUI Charges
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Halloween is increasingly popular for adults, and frequently involves the consumption of adult beverages. Unfortunately, many Coloradans choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated, and every year, dozens of die in DUI accidents over Halloween and Halloween weekend.
 
In an effort to mitigate these statistics, the annual Heat is on Halloween enforcement involving 90-plus Colorado law enforcement agencies, increases patrols and DUI checkpoints statewide. Every year, hundreds of… Continue reading this article

In Colorado, LGBTQ-Partner Violence Is Domestic Violence
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Many people have a narrow conception of what domestic violence looks like. Typically, they envision a scared wife cowering from an abusive husband. Domestic violence can take many forms, however.
 
Not only can it include a variety of family members as well as significant others, but it also includes violence among same-sex partners.
 
Violence in the Colorado LGBTQ Community
 
The LGBTQ community has been slow to… Continue reading this article

Colorado Securities Fraud: What Is It and Why Are You Being Charged?
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White-collar crimes are not solved overnight. States may investigate alleged fraudsters for years before a ruling is made. Victims may not see restitution for decades.
 
This is how the case involving Heartland Energy Development Corporation (HEDC) is playing out. The state has been investigating the company for alleged crimes dating back to 2002, and the story is not over yet.
 
After a judge ruled the company did… Continue reading this article

Robbery vs. Armed Robbery in Colorado – What Does the Law Say?
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Many people think they know what robbery means, but in the legal system, definitions often vary from the common vocabulary. For instance, a lot of us use theft and robbery interchangeably in everyday conversation.
 
Legally speaking, however, the two acts describe different things, and aggravated robbery is yet even more distinct.
 
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to know the difference between the… Continue reading this article

Colorado Probation: The Trick to Surviving It
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Even the best of us can get caught in a bad situation at times. Unfortunately, sometimes these situations can result in legal action, including probation.
 
Probation is supervised time in place of incarceration, and you’ll want to make sure you successfully complete your probation to avoid having to face more serious criminal consequences.
 
If you’re worried about violating your probation, here are some important tips to remember.… Continue reading this article

What Turns a Drug Conspiracy Case into a Potential COCCA Violation?
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In September 2019, the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force (NCDTF) arrested 10 people, who face more than 120 felony allegations, including COCCA charges.
 
It was all part of Operation Malverde, an eight-month-long investigation by the NCDTF that by all accounts was incredibly successful. Beyond the arrests, the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor reported that the NCDTF seized weapons, illegal drugs, and cash. Numerous suspects are still at large.
 
Drug… Continue reading this article

Colorado Revenge Porn Laws: Where They Stand
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In Colorado, you may find yourself standing before a judge if you post or distribute intimate images of your lover or spouse online after a breakup. How so?
 
Harassing your former significant other by posting nude images without his or her permission is a violation of Colorado’s revenge porn laws. These laws also apply to strangers who post images they find when they hack into someone else’s device… Continue reading this article