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Self-Defense: When Can You Use It to Fight Colorado Assault Charges?
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Assault is a quite-serious offense involving knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or threatening to cause serious bodily injury. Depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, you could be charged with felony or misdemeanor assault, leaving you with a criminal record of violent crime, and potentially with the lifelong consequences of being a convicted felon.
 
On the flip side, you are allowed under Colorado law to defend… Continue reading this article

You Don’t Have to Physically Hurt Someone in Colorado to Get a DV Charge
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Colorado does not have a standalone statute or charge dedicated to domestic violence. After all, domestic violence cannot be defined by one single action.
 
Instead, domestic violence (DV) is a broad term that is separated into a handful of categories. Physical violence is just one type of domestic violence, and is not the only type of DV that is against Colorado law.
 
In other words, even if… Continue reading this article

Why DUIs Increase Over the Summer Months in Colorado
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Coloradans are arrested for drinking and driving in the summer more often than any other time of the year. In this post, we’ll talk about why that’s true, and we’ll also let you know what to do if you end up with a DUI this summer.
 
Summer Drinking Stats Across the U.S.
 
Here are some summer drinking statistics that may surprise you:
 
In 2015, there were… Continue reading this article

Colorado Juvenile Crimes: What Parents Should Watch Out for Most       
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Summer brings fun times and relaxation to most Colorado kids, but it can also be the time some minors have run-ins with the law. We’ll show you what kind of crimes to watch out for with your child, and what
to do if your kid gets into trouble.
 
Most Common Juvenile Crimes in Colorado
 
These are the most common types of crimes Colorado juveniles commit.
 

Graffiti… Continue reading this article

Is it Shoplifting When an Employee Steals in Colorado?
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Shoplifting is a major cause of revenue loss in any retail operation. However, there is another significant source of revenue loss for businesses – employee theft.
 
In fact, studies have shown that employee theft is even more common than shoplifting. According to surveys, a whopping 95% of employees in the US workforce admit to stealing from their employer at some time or another. Although many cases of employee… Continue reading this article

Intent to Sell: When Colorado Possession Becomes Trafficking
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Three people were recently arrested in Longmont for allegedly intending to distribute cocaine. The arrests were made after a two-month-long investigation by the Boulder County Drug Task Force.  All three suspects face felony charges for suspicion of unlawful cocaine possession with intent to distribute
 
The investigation was initiated when an informant gave information about a potential cocaine dealer in the area. Undercover officers then set up a sting… Continue reading this article

Understanding the Colorado Construction Trust Fund Statute       
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If you are a contractor or other professional in the construction industry, you need to know more about how the Colorado Construction Trust Fund affects you. Otherwise, you could end up running afoul of this serious law without even realizing it, something that could sully your good name, hurt your business, and in general make your life a whole lot harder.
 
In this post, we’ll detail the law… Continue reading this article

Your Guide to Colorado’s COCCA Law
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Colorado’s COCCA law covers organized crime, with a strong focus on racketeering.
 
What exactly does that entail? In this post, we’ll detail the law and associated penalties, and tell you how to protect your rights if you are facing charges.
 
Breaking Down the COCCA Law
 
The Colorado Organized Crime Control Act reads as such:
 
“(1) (a) It is unlawful for any person who knowingly has… Continue reading this article

Colorado “Red Flag” Bill Makes Strong DV Defense Even More Important
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A new bill circulating through the Colorado state government may make it easier to take guns away from certain people. Specifically, judges may be allowed to seize firearms for six months or more from those who are categorized as “significant risks” under the new “Red Flag” law.
 
What exactly is this bill? How did it come into being?
 
On Dec. 31, 2017, a Douglas County sheriff was… Continue reading this article

Just One Criminal Mischief Charge in Colorado Can Ruin Your Future
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In late March, three 15-year-old teenage boys broke into a church in Thornton and committed what has been described by police as “malicious destruction of church property.”
 
The teens were caught by a pastor of the church when they triggered an alarm, and were arrested at the scene. They are alleged to have caused over $80,000 in damages, and face felony-level charges for second-degree burglary and criminal mischief.… Continue reading this article

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