Category: Violent Crimes

 

If you have been convicted of a felony, it’s important to understand the laws on POWPO, or possession of a weapon by a previous offender. In this post, we’ll look at what the law means, what weapons qualify, and what penalties are involved.

 

Defining POWPO

 

There are a lot of laws and regulations regarding the use of firearms and other weapons in Colorado, but one of the

If you have been charged with a crime of domestic violence, the outcome of your case can have an impact on any pending or future child custody matters.  The mere fact of your being charged can also have an impact as well.

 

In Colorado, any time an incident of domestic violence occurs and a child is present, the defendant also will be charged with a count of Child Abuse

A case receiving significant media attention this week is the case of former Patriots’ player Aaron Hernandez, who now faces murder charges in the state of Massachusetts.  He is being held without bail.

 

While bail is possible on a charge of murder, it is unusual.  Mr. Hernandez’ attorney advocated for a bail being set, arguing that Mr. Hernandez had a clean record, was a resident of the county in

Current law permits Colorado citizens to use physical force, even deadly force, against another person when (1) that other person has made an unlawful entry into their dwelling, (2) when the homeowner/resident has a reasonable belief that the intruder has committed or will commit a crime in the home, and (3) when the homeowner/resident reasonably believes the intruder may use any physical force against the homeowner.  A change to this

A bill currently being considered by the Colorado House proposes a significant change in how the insanity defense would function in Colorado’s criminal courts.  Under current law, if a defendant pleads not guilty by reason of insanity and introduces any evidence of insanity, the prosecution ultimately has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was, in fact, sane.  The bill currently under consideration proposes that the