What is “theft by finding?”
Past posts on this blog detailed the manner in which Colorado defines theft. You likely never see any scenario in which you would intentionally take another’s property. Yet could there be a scenario in which your unintentional actions might actually qualify as criminal activity? Say that you come across an item or piece of lost property. When...Read More
Is jail time mandatory for a Colorado DUI?
The state of Colorado administers heavy punishments for drunk driving. Residents and visitors who drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs face several potential penalties like fines and even jail time.However, very few first-time DUI offenders spend time in jail. Judges examine the nature, circumstances and severity of the charge and injury...Read More
How do judges decide DUI penalties for drivers under 21?
In the state of Colorado, a variety of penalties exist for any driver convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.However, in determining such penalties, Colorado is sensitive to the plight of drivers under the age of 21 who have their whole lives ahead of them.Zero toleranceThe zero-tolerance law is for drivers under the...Read More
What is an extreme risk protection order?
A protection order in Colorado is a court order that prohibits a person from contacting, injuring, harassing, threatening, stalking, intimidating or otherwise abusing a protected person. According to the Colorado Judicial Branch, a person with a protection order against them cannot enter or remain on the premises of the protected person. If someone files...Read More