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Colorado Drug Users Dying or Going to Jail – Not Getting Treatment
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Back in 2013, Colorado legislators decided that trying to incarcerate their way out of a major drug problem was the wrong way to go. Too many people were being sent to prison essentially for being drug addicts and getting caught, and it wasn’t helping. What they really needed was treatment.
 
So they passed a bill with incredibly noble intentions. It overhauled drug sentencing, prioritizing available prison space… Continue reading this article

Cop’s Charges Reminder of the Many Types of Colorado Domestic Violence
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A Washington cop allegedly tracked a woman’s location through GPS monitoring, manipulated her by threatening to commit suicide, threatened to shoot her after a no-contact order was filed against him in mid-February, and more.
 
After she went to police to describe his actions, Corporal Brooks Owen Laughlin, 33, was arrested and is currently under investigation and awaiting a hearing. There are numerous domestic violence charges that he could… Continue reading this article

Colorado Probation Violations: How to Defend against Charges
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If you have been charged with violating your probation, a skilled Colorado attorney will know many defense strategies that you can potentially use to help you fight back. Which defenses are right for you will depend upon a number of factors, including the nature of your violation.
 
Because of this, below we’re going to talk about the different ways probation may be violated in Colorado, as well as several… Continue reading this article

Coroner’s Resignation a Reminder of Colorado DUI Consequences
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A Colorado coroner recently resigned after getting a DUI, but the story is a lot stranger than it sounds. What happened?
 
On March 8, a 16-year-old boy was driving with three friends as passengers. He lost control of the truck, which hit an embankment and rolled over. One passenger died in the accident and the driver and the other passengers were injured.
 
Bent County coroner Dave Roberts… Continue reading this article

What to Do If You Are Accused of Stalking in Colorado
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If you are facing stalking charges in Colorado, we’ve prepared a list of things to do and not to do moving forward. Also, we’ll discuss potential defense strategies you may be able to use with the help of a knowledgeable criminal lawyer.
 
Let’s begin with what constitutes stalking under the laws of our state.
 
The Three Classifications of Stalking in Colorado
 
Stalking behaviors typically fall into these… Continue reading this article

Careful Not to Let St. Paddy’s Day Partying in Denver Get Too Rowdy
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St. Patrick’s Day is known as a time to “let your Irish out” and get a bit rowdy. Typically, this partying is all in good fun, but can end in a brush with the law if festivities go too far.
 
As past St. Paddy’s Day brawls in New York and Cleveland demonstrate, it’s easy for things to get out of hand quickly when intoxicated people come together in… Continue reading this article

The Two Laws in Colorado That Cover Credit Card Fraud
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These days we use credit and debit cards for just about everything. That being the case, it’s not at all surprising that credit card fraud has become quite commonplace. Thieves use a variety of techniques to steal consumers’ credit card information, with some even offering stolen credit card information for sale on the darknet.
 
In Denver, a high-profile credit card and fuel theft scam recently culminated in… Continue reading this article

Why You Never Really Hear about “Battery” in Colorado
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Most people are familiar with the term “assault and battery,” but in Colorado you never hear about anyone actually being charged with battery. This is because “battery” in Colorado is legally defined as “menacing” – and it’s something that’s charged quite often.
 
Case-in-point: On Feb. 15, three men were arrested in Oregon on various charges after a shooting. A 62-year old man told police that the men had… Continue reading this article

Longmont Domestic Violence Story Reminds Us Men Are Victims Too
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When we think about domestic violence, most of us picture the man as the aggressor and the woman as the victim. However, studies have shown that a surprising number of men are actually domestic violence victims. Moreover, many incidents of domestic violence are mutual, meaning that both parties could be considered aggressors… or victims.
 
A recent domestic incident in Longmont provides us with a real-world reminder of this… Continue reading this article

Reasons Breath Test Results Can Be Wrong in Colorado
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Were you recently charged with DUI in Colorado because you failed a breathalyzer test? Don’t panic. You may not realize this, but breathalyzers are notoriously inaccurate. Simply getting a reading that puts you over the legal limit is no guarantee that you will be convicted.
 
In this post, we’ll explain the many reasons that breathalyzers can produce false positives, and how a skilled attorney can defend you against… Continue reading this article

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