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Colorado's Domestic Violence Epidemic - Created by Government

Colorado's Domestic Violence epidemic is not so much a reflection of our state's level of violence involving intimate partners, as it is the medling of our law makers and the Colorado Supreme Court.  As a result, District Attorneys in Denver, Jefferson and Arapahoe County appear to be filing these cases in record numbers.

Prostitution, Pimping and Pandering Laws - What is the Difference?

Pimping in Colorado

Our state laws define the crime of Pimping at C.R.S. 18-7-206, as when a person "knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value which is earned, received, procured, or realized by any other person through prostitution." This crime is a Class 3 Felony." Due to the serious punishments possible with this charge, it is essential that you have a hard fighting pimping defense attorney at your side.  Pimping elements can be summarized to occur when a person:

Resisting Arrest and Obstruction Charges in Denver

When We See Resisting and Obstruction Charges

Resisting Arrest, C.R.S. 18-8-103 and Obstructing a Peace Officer, C.R.S. 18-8-104, are generally filed against our Colorado clients in two circumstances: 1) when police don't have anything else to charge you with - so they scrutinize your interaction with them and 2) when sheriff deputies want to stack charges against you, because the underlying crime they were called on is not serious enough. Either way, Douglas County and Adams County police and sheriff deputies add on these charges because they do not like the way you treated THEM, as opposed to your interaction with their alleged victim.

Prostitution and Solicitation Charges in Denver

There are three main sources of Solicitation and Prostitution charges in the Denver metro area. First, Colfax stings by the Denver and Lakewood Police Departments. Second, massage parlor stings. Third, internet / Craigslist type stings.  Click Here for More Information on Colorado Prostitution and Related Charges.

When is Colorado False Imprisonment Properly Charged?

Closely related to Kidnapping, Colorado's False Imprisonment charge often occurs in Domestic Violence Harassment cases. Seeking to heighten the potential punishment against a man for holding a woman in place or not letting her leave a room, police in Adams and Jefferson County frequently charge this misdemeanor offense.

Felony Drug Offenses in Denver: Man's Own Dog Leads to Arrest

dog-drug-arrest.jpgSometimes, a man's best friend can be his worst enemy. Last week, I read an article about a man who was being chased by the police. According to the news article, two police officers showed up at a man's home with a search warrant. Instead of complying, the man took off. Before taking chase, one of the officers turned to the man's dog in the home, and told him "go get him!" The dog took off, eventually stopping in a field of tall grass, where he proceeded to wag his tail. The police were able to arrest the man after his dog found him. He was charged with multiple felony drug offenses. Let's take a look at drug crimes in Denver, Arapahoe, and El Paso County, and also what you would be charged with if you took off running when the police show up.

Record Sealing Laws in Colorado

Someone called our law firm a few days ago and wanted to know why he should have his record sealed if the charge showed up as dismissed. My advice to this question is always the same: Even if the report shows the case was dismissed, why would you ever want to have to explain that? The truth is that even if you were not convicted of a crime, having an arrest record can be detrimental. Whether you live in Denver, Adams or Arapahoe county, arrest records have far reaching consequences, so record sealing is an easy choice.

Denver Sex Offender Registration Can be Complicated

Sex offenders come in all shapes and sizes. And, thanks to the complicated Sex Offender Registration laws of our state, it is easy to accidently slip up and forget to register in accord with the details of Colorado law. When this occurs, the price is high as police and sheriffs are anxious to charge you with Failure to Register, C.R.S. 18-3-412.5, a Colorado felony or misdemeanor.

Enticement of a Child in Colorado - Part 2 - Do Children Lie?

Whenever allegations of Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, come up in Denver or Douglas County, the most common remark I hear from police, prosecutors, and others is - why would the child lie?. The implication is that children, defined by the Enticement of a Child statute as someone under 15 years old, never lie about this sort of thing. I know it isn't politically correct to say children lie, but someone needs to speak out against the dangerous bumper sticker mentality telling us to always believe the children.  Read how Enticement is similar to Internet Luring.

Enticement of a Child in Colorado, 18-3-305 - Part 1 - The Media

Allegations of sexual misconduct are always serious, but Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, is considered by some to be the worst of the worse. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers often defendant Enticement of a Child charges, which are charged as a class 4 felony in Colorado but can also be charged as a more serious class 3 felony in Weld, Jefferson, or Adams County, if the defendant has ever been convicted of any other sex crime against a child before.

Lawyer for Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204, in Douglas County and all Colorado

Third Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204, in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County is a serious misdemeanor crime with serious consequences. You need the involvement an aggressive criminal defense attorney in protecting your future. Assault is defined in the State of Colorado as "knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person." In other words, if the other person says to the police they felt pain (bodily injury), you will likely be arrested on 3rd Degree Assault charges. Read how this Assault Charge is Clogging Denver Courts.

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Case Results:

  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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