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If Your Kid Fights at a CO School, They May Face Assault Charges
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While roughhousing and bullies have existed in schools for many generations, it seems like schools nowadays are getting more violent and even downright dangerous.
 
Students regularly participate in school shooter drills. Security officers are hired to make sure students don’t bring guns into class. Violence at all levels, even simple roughhousing, is being taken more seriously than it ever has.
 
In Colorado, this means that law enforcement… Continue reading this article

Stop Yourself from Getting a Colorado DUI: Can These Apps Really Help?
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Even for a first-time offense, a Colorado DUI conviction is costly and can have life-changing consequences. Moreover, driving drunk risks not only your own life but that of other drivers on the road.
 
Clearly, a DUI should be avoided by all means.
 
However, avoiding driving drunk is sometimes not as easy as it sounds. Who among us hasn’t driven home after having a few at some point?… Continue reading this article

Colorado Drug Convictions and Mass Incarceration: The Real Story
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The U.S. is in the midst of a mass incarceration crisis. We have the highest incarceration rate in the world, and because of this, our prison population has increased exponentially in the past few decades.
 
Incarceration comes at an enormous human cost to prison inmates and their families. The government (and its taxpayers) bear its heavy financial cost. Moreover, studies show that incarceration does little to end criminal… Continue reading this article

CO Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: What’s the Link?
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Domestic violence is a tragic reality in relationships across the county. Lawmakers, social workers, and educators have worked hard to assess the causes and what actions should be taken to curb domestic violence deaths.
 
The solutions are not easy to find. Not all domestic violence cases are the same. One in four women have experienced domestic violence, but one in nine men are also victims of domestic violence.… Continue reading this article

In Colorado, Stealing Can Cost You Your Job
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In the Colorado criminal justice system, theft and stealing are umbrella terms that encompass a variety of criminal behaviors. Our courts consider theft to be any act that takes something of value from someone else without authorization or through lies or aggression.
 
This broad definition means you can be charged with theft or stealing in Colorado for actions like shoplifting, embezzlement, false pretense, or even the unauthorized sale… Continue reading this article

Adults Involved in Colorado Child Prostitution Face Serious Charges
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Colorado child prostitution generally includes the offenses of child sex trafficking, pimping a child, soliciting a child prostitute, or patronizing a child prostitute. Regardless of the nature of an adult’s involvement in child prostitution, these are always felony-level offenses.
 
Unlike other states, Colorado has an entire subchapter devoted to child prostitution, which is completely separate from the prostitution of adults. According to state law, children involved in prostitution… Continue reading this article

Colorado Just Made It Easier to Get Your Criminal Record Sealed
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One of the most devastating consequences of a brush with the law which remains with you long after your case is closed is having a criminal record. A criminal record can affect nearly every aspect of your life, including employment, housing, and higher education.
 
Some offenders find relief in the form of criminal record sealing. This is when the court seals your record from public view, such that… Continue reading this article

Just How Serious Are Stalking Penalties in Colorado?
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Some attention can feel flattering, even when it’s unsolicited. However, there’s a point where unwanted attention begins to feel threatening. This is commonly referred to as stalking.
 
Colorado has tougher stalking sentencing and penalties than many other states. These laws have been put into place to protect stalking victims from serious bodily harm or death, and a stalking conviction has severe criminal consequences.
 
Below, we’re going to… Continue reading this article

Arrested in Colorado? Your Guide to What to Do Next
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Being placed under arrest is a frightening and often traumatic experience. Still, what you do next can dramatically affect your criminal proceedings.
 
It is important to know what to do ahead of time so that you can remain cool under pressure and maximize your chance of a favorable outcome.
 
We’ve provided a guide covering what you should do — and what you shouldn’t — once you’ve been… Continue reading this article

Bribery Laws: What Coloradans Need to Know
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Any time stakes are high, there’s a potential for bribery, and for many parents, nothing is more important than getting their kids into a first-rate school. Take the recent high-profile case ensnared 32 parents, including celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, for bribing their childrens’ ways into elite schools. 
 
Among the accused is an Aspen family. According to court documents, the family is accused of paying $125,000 to… Continue reading this article