Category: Criminal Defense

Hate crimes have been on the rise in Colorado, with a recent report from the FBI showing a 16% increase in hate crimes in the state in 2020. This rise in hate crimes has significant implications for criminal defense in Colorado. This blog post will explore the rise of hate crimes in Colorado and what it means for criminal defense.

What is a Hate Crime?

A hate crime is a

Mental health issues affect millions of people worldwide, and in some cases, these conditions can lead to criminal behavior. In Colorado, mental illness can be used as a defense in criminal cases under certain circumstances. This article will discuss when mental health can be used as a defense in Colorado criminal cases and how it can affect the outcome of a trial.

When Can Mental Health be Used as a

When you undertake a partnership with an attorney, it may not always be as straightforward as you think. Even cases that aren’t that complicated legally can become complicated when it comes to attorney’s fees and your expectations as a client.

A retainer agreement is one tool you can use to help formalize and clarify obligations and roles between you and your attorney, but is it always the right move?


If you’ve been arrested, you’re facing a number of potential outcomes. The worst-case scenario is a trial, a conviction, and significant penalties. Many people think that the best-case scenario the opposite – a trial, an acquittal, and no penalties.

There is one other better scenario possible here in Colorado, though. It’s a decision known as “nolle prosequi,” or a “no file” decision.

A “no file” decision is a specific kind

Coronavirus is quickly shifting the landscape of this country – even the legal landscape hasn’t come away unaltered. A perfect example? The way Colorado is starting to handle low-level crimes in the state.

For instance, in an effort to stop coronavirus from spreading in jails, the number of people being arrested for low-level crimes in cities like Boulder and Denver has been reduced.

It’s thought that this course of action