Category: Murder Defense

2020 has been hard for many reasons, but Denver is suffering from a very specific problem on top of all that. Compared to last year, murder rates from January to May of this year are up an astounding 50%. This disturbing increase is part of a wave of violence that includes an additional 25% increase in aggravated assaults as well.

Several recent shootings have raised awareness of this violent wave

Taking your dog out for a walk should not end in a grisly murder. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a young couple in the Ballpark neighborhood of Denver. Now, the man arrested for the murder is facing a whopping 22 criminal charges.

What Charges Does He Face?

On June 10, a young couple was walking their dog and let the dog relieve itself near an apartment building. A man

 

Back in February, Jeff Sessions stated that there was “more violence” around marijuana.

He’s not the first politician or member of law enforcement to make these types of claims, and numerous others have followed suit. Just a few weeks ago, District Attorney Dan May argued that marijuana was “the gateway drug to homicide in our community and across our state.”

 

Out of context, his comment sounds pretty ridiculous,

If you are arrested and charged with homicide, it is an understatement to say that those charges are serious and your situation dire. In fact, homicide charges are the most serious charges that exist in Colorado law.

 

Not all homicide charges are the same, though. Just because you are accused of homicide does not mean that you will be facing the death penalty. Depending on the circumstances, you may

 

Homicide cases deal with the killing of another human being. But the circumstances and details of a case determine exactly what type of crime was supposedly committed.

 

What does that mean? Isn’t a murder just a murder?

 

Nope. You’ve probably heard lawyers on TV shows talking about different degrees of murder, but may not have ever really understood what they meant.

 

Laws in Colorado classify homicide