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Is It Colorado Assault or Is It Self-Defense?
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It is a universally held principle that people have the right to defend themselves from physical harm, even when that defensive action would normally constitute a crime such as assault.
 
However, it begs an important question: where is the line between assault and self-defense?
 
Generally speaking, in order for a violent act to be considered self-defense, it needs to meet certain criteria. For example, the person must… Continue reading this article

You’ve Been Charged with Child Abuse in Colorado – What’s Next?
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“Child abuser.”
 
When someone hits you with an accusation or charge for child abuse, this is what everyone sees when they look at you – regardless of what really happened.
 
If you find yourself in this situation, you can feel utterly defeated and trapped. In shock. Confused about what’s going to happen next.
 
It may not feel this way, but much of that is up to… Continue reading this article

What Not to Do If Under Investigation for a CO White Collar Crime
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Finding out that you are under investigation for a white collar crime is alarming to say the least. You may feel the need to take immediate action – and you should take some actions.
 
Such as consulting with a knowledgeable Denver criminal attorney as soon as possible.
 
However, many people panic when they find out they are under investigation, causing them to make mistakes that are detrimental… Continue reading this article

These Defenses Can Help You Beat Colorado Credit Card Fraud Charges
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“Credit card fraud.”
 
When most people hear those three little words, it sends an uncomfortable prickle down their backs. After all, no one wants to think about the possibility of someone getting ahold of their card and racking up expenses.
 
Lawmakers and those in law enforcement understand this. They also know how widespread and prevalent credit card fraud is. Because of these two things, they tend to… Continue reading this article

Your Child Was Arrested in Colorado: What’s Next?
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Currently, Colorado lawmakers are supervising a detailed review of the state’s juvenile justice system. Lawmakers and advocates are working to give minors a better chance at succeeding after being in the juvenile corrections system.
 
Why is this review needed?
 
Because minors who are incarcerated have a high chance of reoffending. From 2013 to 2015, the percentage of minor reoffenders was between 49 and 55 percent, which means… Continue reading this article

The Denver Police Searched Me for Drugs – Was This Legal?
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The US constitution protects citizens against unwarranted search and seizures. This means that unless police have a warrant or probable cause, they cannot search your person or vehicle for illegal substances.
 
However, the definition of probable cause is surprisingly complex when you start delving into it.
 
This is particularly true in the case of drug-sniffing dogs. Police are allowed to use these animals to alert them to… Continue reading this article

“Scary” Number of People Arrested for Colorado DUIs Last Halloween
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Last Halloween, a shockingly high number of Coloradans were arrested for drinking and driving. With the holiday right around the corner again, everyone needs to be aware of how tough Colorado’s DUI laws are, and how police crack down over Halloween.
 
In this post, we’re going to detail the prevalence of drinking on this holiday, break down the law, and explain what you can do if you find… Continue reading this article

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