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The Three Degrees of Domestic Assault in Colorado
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Domestic violence is a widespread crime throughout Colorado and the United States as a whole. Recent studies revealed that close to half of all murders of women in this country are done at the hands of a current or former romantic partner. Often, the conversation after a mass shooting turns to the connection between domestic violence and other crimes committed with a deadly weapon.
 
Our high rates of… Continue reading this article

The Real Consequences of Being a Registered Sex Offender in Colorado
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If you are charged with a sex crime in Colorado, you will suffer many consequences you may not even know about. Obviously, there is a decent chance that you will have to serve a prison sentence and be put on probation. However, those are just the beginning of your consequences.
 
If your sex offense is one that qualifies for the sex offender registry, completing your criminal sentence is… Continue reading this article

Theft in Colorado: When Does It Become a Felony?
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There are two general types of criminal charges in Colorado: misdemeanors and felonies. Within each of these categories are hundreds of different types of crimes, including assault, theft, or possession of controlled substances. Many of these acts can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the amount of damage done or the amount of substances involved.
 
Let’s take a look at theft.
 
Some theft crimes… Continue reading this article

When a Colorado Assault Becomes a Hate Crime (and What It Means)
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Assault in and of itself is a charge that can result in lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and a criminal record of violent crime should you be convicted.
 
However, if the prosecution determines that the assault was motivated by the alleged victim’s perceived identity, it may also be considered a hate crime – something that will bump your charges and penalties up even further.
 
Although hate crime… Continue reading this article

Understanding the Long-Term Consequences of Colorado Juvenile Charges
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Studies have shown that the adolescent brain is still developing, and that teens are more prone to engaging in reckless behavior without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. This is because the pleasure-seeking portion of the brain is fully developed, but the self-control portion is not yet fully functional.
 
Because of this, crimes committed by juveniles are ordinarily prosecuted differently, under the premise that adolescents cannot or… Continue reading this article

How to Fight Back If Charged with Colorado Drug Trafficking
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Are you facing drug trafficking charges in Colorado?
 
You’re not alone. Colorado law enforcement is cracking down on drug trafficking, and lots of people are feeling the pressure.
 
Things aren’t always straightforward, either. A drug possession charge can easily convert to a more serious drug trafficking charge based on the amount of the drugs collected by the police. Someone with a large quantity of drugs intended for… Continue reading this article

The Line between Misdemeanor and Felony Shoplifting in Colorado
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In many cases, shoplifting is prosecuted as a misdemeanor in the Colorado courts. Not always, though.
 
What circumstances may arise to make the charge a felony offense?
 
In December 2016, police officers were called to a investigate a report of shoplifting at King Soopers in Arvada. The woman suspected of shoplifting was hiding next door in the bathroom of Walgreens. She had allegedly stolen about $75 in… Continue reading this article

What Penalties Might You Expect If Accused of 127 Colorado Burglaries?
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One group is believed to be responsible for 127 burglaries in Colorado Springs. In this post, we’ll detail how the law might apply in their cases, what penalties they might face, and how a skilled attorney can help fight charges like these.
 
What We Know about the Colorado Springs Burglary Ring
 
A group of at least four suspects has been accused of committing over 127 burglaries between… Continue reading this article

What Happens after a Colorado Cop Arrests You for DWI?
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If you have been charged with a DUI in Colorado, it’s helpful to understand the legal process and how a knowledgeable defense attorney can lead you through it.
 
There are seven steps involved in the DUI process. Your case may or may not involve all seven steps as described below.
 
Arrest
 
When you are pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you may simply receive… Continue reading this article

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