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Understanding the Long-Term Consequences of Colorado Juvenile Charges
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Studies have shown that the adolescent brain is still developing, and that teens are more prone to engaging in reckless behavior without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. This is because the pleasure-seeking portion of the brain is fully developed, but the self-control portion is not yet fully functional.
 
Because of this, crimes committed by juveniles are ordinarily prosecuted differently, under the premise that adolescents cannot or… Continue reading this article

How to Fight Back If Charged with Colorado Drug Trafficking
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Are you facing drug trafficking charges in Colorado?
 
You’re not alone. Colorado law enforcement is cracking down on drug trafficking, and lots of people are feeling the pressure.
 
Things aren’t always straightforward, either. A drug possession charge can easily convert to a more serious drug trafficking charge based on the amount of the drugs collected by the police. Someone with a large quantity of drugs intended for… Continue reading this article

The Line between Misdemeanor and Felony Shoplifting in Colorado
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In many cases, shoplifting is prosecuted as a misdemeanor in the Colorado courts. Not always, though.
 
What circumstances may arise to make the charge a felony offense?
 
In December 2016, police officers were called to a investigate a report of shoplifting at King Soopers in Arvada. The woman suspected of shoplifting was hiding next door in the bathroom of Walgreens. She had allegedly stolen about $75 in… Continue reading this article

What Penalties Might You Expect If Accused of 127 Colorado Burglaries?
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One group is believed to be responsible for 127 burglaries in Colorado Springs. In this post, we’ll detail how the law might apply in their cases, what penalties they might face, and how a skilled attorney can help fight charges like these.
 
What We Know about the Colorado Springs Burglary Ring
 
A group of at least four suspects has been accused of committing over 127 burglaries between… Continue reading this article

What Happens after a Colorado Cop Arrests You for DWI?
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If you have been charged with a DUI in Colorado, it’s helpful to understand the legal process and how a knowledgeable defense attorney can lead you through it.
 
There are seven steps involved in the DUI process. Your case may or may not involve all seven steps as described below.
 
Arrest
 
When you are pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you may simply receive… Continue reading this article

What Teens Need to Know about Dating Violence in Colorado
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Relationships can be confusing, especially if you are a teenager. Teens are not always taught about what makes a healthy relationship, and the signs that contribute to emotional, physical, or other types of abuse.
 
Unfortunately, teen dating violence is a growing problem in Colorado. It happens to young men and women, and sometimes, even teens who try to defend themselves are caught and charged.
 
Below, we’re going to… Continue reading this article

How Colorado Reporting Laws Impact Sex Crime Arrests and Charges
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Most states have some kind of mandatory reporting laws if someone believes that a child is being abused (sexually or otherwise) or neglected. This makes sense. After all, very young children literally cannot speak for themselves, and may not understand that anything wrong is happening. Even older children can benefit, because they might not feel emotionally able to come forward about abuse, or know exactly what they’re supposed to… Continue reading this article

What are the Penalties for Colorado Possession? Depends on the Drug
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The War on Drugs is still alive and well in America, even with the legalization of recreational marijuana in over a dozen states – including right here. Weed might be legal, but lots of other drugs aren’t, and even first-time possession charges could result in jail time or fees.
 
If you are caught with drugs in Colorado, however, you won’t face just one set of penalties. The specific… Continue reading this article

Benefits of Working with a Colorado Lawyer to Seal Your Record
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Long after you have completed your sentence for a criminal conviction, your criminal record will come back to haunt you in nearly every aspect of your life, including employment, housing, loans, and higher education.
 
Moreover, criminal records are maintained in public databases, meaning that anyone with an internet connection and the desire to snoop can access embarrassing details of a past mistake that you would prefer to put… Continue reading this article

Child Abuse: How It Is Penalized under Colorado Law
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The law in Colorado protects children under the age of 16 years old from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and it is something that law enforcement officials in our state take very seriously. As a result, if you are charged, you will be facing incredibly severe consequences, and you need to understand what you are up against.
 
Below, we’re going to cover how state laws define child abuse,… Continue reading this article

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