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Posted December 11, 2012

Pot brownie prank leads to felony charges against students

A pair of University of Colorado students are facing charges after a prank backfired, causing several people to become ill. When invited to bring food in to class, the two responded by bringing brownies – but they didn’t tell their professor or classmates that they contained marijuana.After eating them, a professor and two other...
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Posted December 7, 2012

Courts grapple with cell phone searches: part two

Last week we discussed the struggle that courts across the country are facing as they try to determine what, if any, privacy protections apply to data stored on cell phones. Different courts seem unable to agree on how cell phone evidence should be treated in criminal cases and to whom that information belongs.A United...
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Posted December 1, 2012

Courts grapple with cell phone searches: part one

Many people carry their entire lives around in their phone. A cell phone can hold a person’s appointments, photos, location and communications with everyone they know.The Constitution grants all Americans certain fundamental rights, including protections against unreasonable or warrantless search and seizure in the Fourth Amendment. But is a person’s cell phone protected as...
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Posted November 21, 2012

Colorado police conducting three-week sex offender sweep

Colorado law enforcement agencies are currently conducting a sex offender sweep to attempt to locate some of the state’s “missing” offenders. The sweep is meant to enforce state registry laws and keep an up-to-date tab on those convicted of related offenses in the state.Most people who have been convicted of a sex offense in...
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Posted November 16, 2012

Impaired driver in accident sentenced to community corrections

A judge recently handed down sentencing in an impaired driving case surrounding an accident that killed a pedestrian in a Keystone crosswalk. The defendant pleaded guilty after he hit the pedestrian in March and was found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.The defendant was sentenced to six years of community corrections...
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