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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

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

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

Why You Need a Colorado Criminal Lawyer Who’s Handled Your Charge
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When you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, you want to hire the best lawyer to get the best results.
 
Who, then, will be the best attorney for you and your case?
 
There are many things to look for when hiring a lawyer. You want to make sure your attorney:
 

Is in good standing with the Colorado State Bar.
Has time to devote to your… Continue reading this article

A Colorado Criminal Lawyer Explains Your Rights When Protesting
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These days, tensions are high not only throughout the country, but around the world: the voicemail inboxes of elected officials are full, social media has been taken over by passionate discussions about the political actions of the Trump administration, and there are more marches and protesters out on the street than ever before.
 
The laws of our country give us the right to assemble and freedom of speech. We… Continue reading this article

So You’ve Been Issued a Protection Order – What’s Next?
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Protection orders, also called restraining orders, limit your freedoms and can be emotionally stressful. Restraining orders are often filed by exes or family members and may prohibit defendants from seeing their children, other loved ones – even pets!
 
Each order is different, but penalties for violating protection orders are serious. So it is important to learn as much as you can about your next steps upon receiving a protection… Continue reading this article

The Truth Behind 8 Criminal Defense Myths
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Except in extremely rare circumstances, criminal defense cases do not go down like they do on television. Still, it’s not uncommon for clients to why things aren’t like they are on Law & Order or The Good Wife. This is just one of many criminal defense myths that lawyers must dispel when working with a new client.
 
The truth is that navigating criminal law, your rights, and court… Continue reading this article

Resisting Arrest Charges Dropped Against High School Student
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Back in October, a 14-year-old student at Northfield High School was handcuffed, dragged out of a bathroom, and charged with assault.
 
Why was Ashanti Mills treated this way? And, why, six months after the incident, was she still facing a resisting arrest charge? Because she wore a headband to school.
 
The purple bandanna the Denver student wore is supposedly violation of the dress code – though Mills… Continue reading this article

17 Consequences You Can Face with a Criminal Conviction
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Everyone knows that criminal convictions can result in consequences such as hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. But other consequences of conviction can also profoundly affect the life of the convicted individual – as well as that person’s loved ones.
 
The burdens placed on a convicted criminal can make it difficult for that person to re-enter society and live a productive life as a good citizen. Below we’re… Continue reading this article

5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Getting charged with a crime in Denver can be one of the most stressful, confusing, and overwhelming times in your life. But it doesn’t have to be. With the help of an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney, the chances that your charges will be reduced, dropped, or dismissed will increase greatly.
 
A criminal lawyer can use their in-depth knowledge of Colorado laws to help in all kinds… Continue reading this article