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DUI / DWAI in Denver: Experienced Attorneys Who Can Help With Charges

The High Cost of a DUI or DWAI in Denver

Driving While Ability Impaired, DWAI, and Driving Under the Influence, DUI, charges in Arapahoe, Jefferson, and Douglas County occur frequently and you need a criminal defense lawyer to help. DUI / DWAI convictions are permanent and will forever be associated with your name on job applications, housing applications, insurance records and other opportunities. Since this is so important to your future, always remember the following when confronted with DUI or DWAI charges:

Sexting and Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver

'Sexting' is growing more and more common in this digital age. Teens, adults, and even children as young as ten years old engage in this new behavior. But, what might seem harmless can lead to serious criminal charges in Arapahoe, El Paso, and Jefferson County; one of these crimes is Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child - C.R.S. 18-3-405.4. This serious sex offense has long-term consequences, so it's wise to know how you are charged, and what to do if you've been contacted by the police.

Colorado Sex Offender Registration / Deregistration Attorney in Denver

C.R.S. 16-22-113 is the Law on Sex Offender Registration / Deregistration

Arapahoe, Denver, and Douglas County permit individuals to deregister from the sex offender registry after a specific time period has elapsed from the end of their case. The time calculation is based on the type of underlying conviction or adjudication that a person has. When someone has completed the entire sentence, the clock starts. Misdemeanors usually require the convicted person to register for 5 years after the completion of their sentence. The rules and time frame changes for felony conviction sex offender registration / deregistration. For a class 4, 5, and 6 felony, and some misdemeanor sexual crimes, 10 years of registration is required, while a conviction for class 1, 2, or 3 felony requires registration for 20 years.

Indecent Exposure Attorney for Douglas County, C.R.S. 18-7-302

Indecent exposure is a sexual based offense where a person either exposes his / her genitals in a manner which causes alarm to another and the act is committed for the sexual gratification of any person. Another way is where a person performs masturbation and another person sees it, and the act is likely to cause alarm to the other person. An honest criminal defense attorney will help you fight these charges in places like Arapahoe, Douglas, and Denver County. When someone is convicted of Indecent Exposure in Colorado, they will have to register as a Sex Offender for a minimum of five years once their case is completed; the case is over once the entire sentence is completed. This means that a person is eligible to petition the court where their conviction occurred after five years. That five year period begins when they are released from jail or probation.

Reckless Endangerment, C.R.S. 18-3-208, Committed by Good People

In Douglas and Arapahoe County, Reckless Endangerment occurs when a person preforms an act which creates a substantial risk that another person will experience serious bodily injury. Actual injury is not a requirement for you to be charged with this crime. An Additional Definition of Reckless Endangerment. A savvy criminal defense lawyer can help you fend off the government's allegations against you.

Jeopardy in a Criminal Jury Trial

Jeopardy is not just a game show. It is a very important principle in criminal cases. It has to do with the concept that men and women should not be tried for the same crime twice. Whether a person is found guilty or not guilty in their criminal jury trial, they cannot be required to do another trial (unless there is a successful appeal by the defense, of course).

Criminal Mischief Charges, C.R.S. 18-4-501 - All About the Money

Criminal Mischief involves an allegation that a person damaged, destroyed, or broke another person's personal property on purpose. In Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe County, the damaged property can be owned jointly by the accused and the alleged victim, or by the alleged victim alone. When a person is charged with Criminal Mischief, they need a tenacious lawyer capable of fighting against the government. Read here for the basic law of Criminal Mischief.

Extortion, 18-3-207 - Be Careful With This Statute

In 1994, the Colorado Legislature changed the Extortion statute, 18-3-207, after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in Whimbush v. People, 869 P.2d 1245 (Colo 1994). Today, this very carefully worded statute is used to prosecute bill collectors, whistle blowers, and the occasional gangster.

Why Probation Officers are Placed in Charge

probation-king-queen.jpgJudges in Arapahoe and Douglas County are extremely busy. So busy, that they feel a sense of relief when they sentence a defendant and get to close that case file. Then, they move on to hundreds of remaining open cases. The question may arise concerning who is responsible for the supervision of a defendant following sentencing. The answer varies, but often this task falls to probation officers.

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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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