What Are Aggravating Factors in a Criminal Defense Case?
In Colorado, aggravating factors play a crucial role in determining the degree of punishment in criminal cases. Aggravating factors, also known as enhancement factors or sentencing enhancements, are circumstances that increase the severity of a crime and can result in more severe penalties upon conviction. While the specific factors may vary depending on the...Read More
Alternatives to Jail and Prison
The conventional approach to addressing criminal offenses has long revolved around incarceration, with a jail or prison sentence serving as the primary means of punishment. However, judges have broad discretion to use the following alternative methods when a case does not involve mandatory sentences required by law. Probation Probation is a commonly used alternative...Read More
What to Know About False Imprisonment
Under Colorado law, false imprisonment occurs when a person knowingly confines or detains another individual without their consent, using force or threats of force, or by any other means. False imprisonment can occur in many situations, such as domestic violence, kidnapping, and unlawful arrest. Elements of False Imprisonment One of the key elements of...Read More
Can People Be Removed from the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado?
The Sex Offender Registry is a list of individuals who have been convicted of certain sexual offenses in Colorado. Being on the registry can have significant consequences, including restrictions on where one can live, work, and travel. As such, it is understandable that those on the registry may want to explore the possibility of...Read More
What Does It Mean to be a Habitual Offender in Colorado?
Under Colorado law, a person can be considered a habitual offender if they have been convicted of three or more felonies committed on separate occasions within a period of ten years. The ten years is calculated from the date of the first offense to the date of the most recent crime. This is also...Read More
Colorado Revenge Porn Laws
Revenge porn, also known as non-consensual pornography, is a form of online harassment that involves the distribution of sexually explicit images or videos without the consent of the person depicted. In recent years, the issue of revenge porn has gained significant attention, and as a result, several states in the United States have passed...Read More
What is the Difference Between DUI and DWAI?
Driving under the influence in Colorado can be charged as either a DUI or DWAI. A DUI is a charge that stands for driving under the influence, while a DWAI is a charge that stands for driving while ability impaired. DWAI A DWAI charge means a driver was operating a vehicle while under the...Read More
How Do I Fight a False Rape Allegation?
Being accused of rape can have lifelong repercussions. Whether the allegation was made out of malice or through misidentification, the fact remains that you may now be facing charges for a crime you didn't commit. Here is what to do next. What To Do About a False Rape Allegation After you hear about a...Read More
FAQ: DUIs in Colorado
Here are some common questions we receive regarding DUIs in Colorado. Q: What do I say when the officer asks me if I have been drinking? A: You do not have to say anything and can hand the officer your license, registration, and proof of insurance when requested. It cannot be used against you...Read More
What to Do if You Get a DUI While Out of Town
Dealing with a DUI is stressful enough, but being arrested while out of town can be overwhelming. The decisions you make soon after can be critical to your freedom, finances, and future. However, although it is a serious matter, it is not impossible to deal with. Here are the steps to take. Don’t Talk...Read More
Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle?
Riding a bicycle after drinking alcohol may seem like a safe choice since it is ‘technically’ not drinking and driving. However, you can still get a DUI while riding a bicycle in Colorado. DUI On A Bicycle in Colorado In Colorado, bicycles are seen the same way as motor vehicles under Colorado Statute Section...Read More
What Are the Penalties for Repeat Drug Offenses in Colorado?
Many drug offenses are considered felonies in Colorado, especially if the charge is for a repeat offense. As a result, that often means more severe sentences and stricter requirements for parole or probation. Factors Considered in Sentencing A repeat drug-related felony offense is typically considered aggravating circumstances, which means sentencing will fall under the...Read More