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Fourteen Years, Forty Years – Penalties Associated with COCCA Charges
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Modeled after the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (or RICO) put into place in 1970, Colorado’s 2016 COCCA law continues to aid in the investigation and indictment of crime rings operating among us here in the state.
 
Last spring, the ringleader in a criminal racketeering enterprise was sentenced to 14 years for leading an enterprise that stole mail containing identifying information, personal checks, business checks, and… Continue reading this article

Can You Get Your Name Removed from the Sex Offender Registry in CO?
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Everyone makes mistakes. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, though, you have to carry a reminder of your mistakes with you in the form of a criminal record. It’s something that can make it harder to do things like get a good job, find an apartment, and even take out a loan.
 
Having your name on the sex offender registry is like that… Continue reading this article

Cyberstalking Is Still Stalking in Colorado
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Stalking is a serious problem.
 
Over 25 million Americans (18.3 million of them women) have experienced some form of stalking. Sadly, the internet, cell phones, and other digital forms of communication have made stalking even easier.
 
Moreover, while in-person stalking absolutely still occurs, many people who claim to be stalking victims don’t actually see their harassers. Instead, they hover at a distance, like a dark cloud on… Continue reading this article

Drug Trafficking: What Turns a State Crime into a Federal Charge?
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One of the results of the War on Drugs is that most drug crimes carry an incredibly severe mandatory sentence – especially when they are tried at the federal level. Because of this, it is important to understand how a charge could potentially get federal attention instead of being fought in state court.
 
In this post, we’re going to detail the various factors that might lead to drug… Continue reading this article

‘Tis the Season…to Be Getting an Uber in Colorado
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‘Tis the season for more days off from work, more holiday parties, and more family celebrating.
Unfortunately, it’s also the season for more drinking and driving. The U.S. Department of transportation reports an average of 27 fatalities every day in December due to drunk driving.
Closer to home, nearly 60 arrests for impaired driving occur each day in our state alone, and 500-plus Colorado drivers were arrested during this… Continue reading this article

False Allegations of Domestic Violence: Why Coloradans Make Them
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Many domestic violence allegations are legitimate cries for help, and they should absolutely be taken seriously. However, false claims do unfortunately occur in Colorado from time to time.
 
False claims of domestic violence are a disservice not only to the person accused and to any children from the relationship, but also to the millions of Americans who are genuine victims of domestic violence.
 
Unfortunately, failing to investigate… Continue reading this article

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