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Does CO Law Say Leaving Your Kids Unattended in Cars Is Child Abuse?
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We’ve all heard about children dying in hot cars after parents left them unattended. The cases usually receive national attention. Understandably so. Anything involving a child’s death is terribly tragic and sad.
 
Is it child abuse when a parent leaves a child unattended in a car?
 
The short answer: Not on the surface.
 
 
Colorado has no specific statute prohibiting parents from leaving their child unattended,… Continue reading this article

Sexual Assault vs. Unlawful Sexual Contact: There’s a Difference in CO
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Colorado, like most states, catalogs crimes according to certain criteria. When it comes to sexual crimes, certain factors determine each offense’s seriousness, which then impacts sentencing.  Where sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact are concerned, there is one big difference that distinguishes the two offenses: sexual assault requires penetration, while unlawful sexual contact involves touching without penetration.
 
Let’s take a deeper look at these sex crimes. First, we’ll… Continue reading this article

Charged with Growing in Excess of Your CO Medical Marijuana Permit?
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While Colorado continues to pioneer the legalization of cannabis and cannabis products across the US, the industry isn’t without bounds, and the land is far from lawless. One aspect that isn’t lax is the regulations surrounding the trafficking of legally cultivated weed in Colorado, and the specific licensing to do so.
 
With proper permitting, for instance, you may initially grow up to six cannabis plants to supply your… Continue reading this article

Sending CO W2s with Errors Isn’t Tax Evasion, Not Correcting Them Is
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January not only brings a new year but a new tax season as well. For most individuals, tax season is exciting, as we await yet another generous tax refund. For small business owners, however, tax season can be frustrating or downright scary.
 
There’s a lot to keep in order when it comes to filing a business tax return, especially when you’re an employer. The IRS can come down… Continue reading this article

The Many Different Types of Identity Theft in CO and What Charges Mean
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The common image of identity theft is dramatic. A savvy computer hacker gets someone’s information out of a secure database, maybe, and wracks up hundreds of thousands in debt. That’s what identity theft means in the movies, after all.
 
In real life, identity theft is more complex. Colorado is the second most at-risk state in the US for identity theft. There are many crimes that are considered identity… Continue reading this article

Caught in Colorado’s New Year’s DUI Crackdown? What’s Next?
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During New Year’s Eve, it’s easy to get caught up in celebration. Everyone is having a good time and drinking more than they normally do. It’s easy to do the same!
 
That said, law enforcement officials are aware that people tend to let loose this time of year, and they take measures to crack down on people driving illegally.
 
If you were caught in Colorado’s annual New… Continue reading this article

What To Do If Your CO Teen Is Charged with a Crime Over Break
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The holidays are a great time to reconnect with your family and to give kids that much-needed break from school. Unfortunately, most parents don’t get a break from their work schedules — at least not as long as school holidays. That leaves a lot of kids unsupervised…and bored.
 
This scheduling difference can, and often does, keep Colorado police stations busy over the break. While most juvenile crimes committed… Continue reading this article

CO Law Referenced as UT Woman Faces Sex Offender Registration
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As the definition of what constitutes a sex-crime continues to evolve, and awareness about just how common true sex crimes really are remains heightened, it seems accusations are flying, and regular every day people all over the country are getting caught in the cross-hairs.
 
In Colorado, just this past fall a North Denver court upheld a federal ruling that a local ordinance on women appearing topless in public… Continue reading this article

Can a Colorado Drug Charge Stop You from Going to College?
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College is a rite of passage for nearly half the US population. Getting a degree, whether it’s an associate’s degree for a trade or a 4-year degree from an Ivy League, can unlock tens of thousands of dollars a year in earning potential.
 
At the same time, most people who are looking to go to college in the future are still young and prone to youthful indiscretions. This… Continue reading this article

Yes, Your CO Teen Can Have Wine with the Holiday Meal This Year
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As a general rule, it’s illegal for minors under the age of 21 to consume or possess alcohol. However, there are a few exceptions.
 
For example, if you give your teen a small glass of wine with your holiday meal this year, this is okay. The caveat is you must be on private property, present with your teen, and have the property owner’s agreement.
 
Unless consuming alcohol… Continue reading this article