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
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
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
How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is critical. Although it can be tempting to avoid the cost of retaining one, doing so can make a significant difference in the final outcome of your case. Prevent Charges Before you are arrested, law enforcement...Read More
How to protect your mental health if accused of a crime
One minute, life was looking rosy. Then, out of the blue, you found yourself arrested. It might feel like your whole world has been turned upside down in a split second.Everything you worked so hard for could be left in tatters if you are convicted. How will your partner cope if you go to...Read More
Can you get fired for off-duty marijuana use?
Both medicinal and recreational marijuana is legal in many states, and these states afford both residents and visitors a fair amount of legal protection. However, the laws governing the state of Colorado may not be the same as those in your home state.Employees of any company are subject to the rules of an employee...Read More
Important reasons to hire local counsel when charged with a crime while traveling
When you are charged with a crime while traveling, on the road or in a jurisdiction away from home, your case stays in the area of the crime. This often poses a challenge when it comes to finding adequate representation.If charged with a crime outside of the jurisdiction of your permanent residence, it is...Read More