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DUI conviction for Colorado man with lengthy record

From a very young age, people hear that drinking and driving do not mix. Videos are shown in classes about the dangerous situations drunk driving presents as well as the heart-wrenching accounts of families who have lost loved ones due to drunk driving accidents. Though it is always best not to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, occasionally there may be an emergency situation where a driver may feel there is no other choice but to drive even though they are under the influence. No one wants to find oneself facing a possible DUI conviction, but should it occur, preparation and gathering information is a wise first step.

Man faces attempted murder charges after Colorado stabbing

Many Colorado residents know the allure of camping is often to have a relaxing vacation in the midst of nature. Getting away from the bustle of the city and back to a serene environment draws the attention of many campers. There are often nature walks and campfires to enjoy, and families see it as a chance for bonding and togetherness. However, when other campers become agitated, a relaxing vacation can become horrifying when there is an alleged attempted murder.

Man faces charges for aggravated assault in Colorado stabbing

The events leading up to a situation ending in assault can come in unpredictable variations. A small trigger can set an individual into an emotional state that causes him or her to lash out physically. In some instances, the individual faces charges for aggravated assault due to physically attacking another person, or even in defending themselves from an assault by another individual. The event that triggers the outburst can possibly come from a predisposed condition in the individual or due to the influence of outside substances, and any number of situations can result in assault. Passengers in a vehicle say the possibility of a stolen shirt led to a 30-year-old man being accused of stabbing a 24-year-old woman in Colorado.

Summit county grand jury to review alleged criminal activity

It is easy to see how this shared work can influence the decisions made in grand jury hearings. Since they are created at the discretion of the local district attorney, members are selected and seated through interviews with that office, and information is provided to them by the DA. That is why it is so crucial that a person who is the focus of a grand jury investigation focus on gaining an understanding of the potential criminal charges involved and what steps may be necessary in order to protect important legal rights.

Outdated adultery law to come off the books in Colorado

90 days after the Colorado legislative session adjourns in May the state will likely put a number of new laws into practice. Among those laws will be a repeal of the state's ban on adultery. House Bill 1166 would repeal the state's adultery statute.

DA seeks death penalty for James Holmes

Last week we discussed a recent failed attempt to repeal the death penalty in Colorado, which failed to make it out of a committee after Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed doubts about the initiative. Despite a nationwide trend of falling support for capital punishment, it remains an option in Colorado for the time being.

Colorado death penalty repeal killed in committee

The co-sponsors of a bill that would have repealed the death penalty in Colorado appeared upset yesterday when members of the House committee considering the measure failed to pass it. After Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed doubt about the bill at a caucus luncheon last week, hinting that he may veto it, two Democrats on the committee changed their votes to defeat it.

Lawmakers spar over crimes to unborn children

Colorado's lawmakers are considering legislation that would make it illegal to kill or injure a woman's unborn child. Such an offense would probably often be connected to charges of violence against the child's mother, whose injury or death may lead to the child's.

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