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Assault in the First, Second, and Third Degree - The Best Denver Attorneys Fighting for You

Assault-First-Second-Third-.jpgWhat is Assault in the Third Degree in Arapahoe County, Colorado?

The dictionary definition of Assault is "to make a physical attack on" someone else. That definition is not good enough for courts in Aurora Municipal court or in the Arapahoe County or Arapahoe District court, for obvious reasons. There are varying degrees of "intent" and the level of harm inflicted which the law must make a distinction between. Also, there are classes of people which the Colorado statutes seek to protect more than others. For instance, an assault inflicted upon a police officer is charged with more severity than an identical assault upon the average unarmed citizen. The Three Types of Assault in Colorado.

Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver - Indecent Exposure Charges, C.R.S. 18-7-302

Indecent-Exposure-Attorney.jpgIndecent Exposure in Jefferson County Can Happen by Accident

In our blogs, we often talk about crimes where the actor, also known as the accused or defendant, must knowingly do something to qualify as a crime. "Knowingly" is a key element in many crimes. That is because people in Jefferson County and Arvada / Wheat Ridge do not want to punish someone for mistakenly doing something. This is true even in cases where we think someone should have known better. But even when knowing is an element of a crime, such as with Indecent Exposure, Lakewood police will often overlook that element in order to satisfy an out of control alleged victim. Lakewood Police fear criticism from a real or imagined victim. Read the Difference Between Public Indecency and Indecent Exposure.

Douglas County and Denver Complicity Attorney, C.R.S. 18-1-603

Complicity-Attorney.jpgLawyer for Complicity Charges in Denver and Douglas County

In Douglas County and Denver, there is a crime which broadly covers any criminal offense where you or another person might have aided another in the commission of an offense. It is called Complicity, and deals with charges for assisting in the commission of an offense prior to its commission. Let's study this important legal principle and learn how you can avoid Complicity charges.  How is Complicity Committed in Denver.

Robbery Becomes Theft in a Denver Instant - A Criminal Defense Attorney Explains

Robbery-Theft.jpgDenver Robbery Lawyer | Can Theft Turn into Robbery in Colorado?

Two main Denver crimes deal with taking something from someone else. They are Robbery and Theft. These crimes can quickly transition from one to another. If you are not careful, you could be facing the more severe of the two if just one simple fact changes: force. Even more surprising, a misdemeanor of one can quickly become a felony of the other.  Read how a Robbery can result from Theft.

Vehicular Assault Lawyer in Denver and Douglas County

Vehicular-Assault-Lawyer.jpgAttorney in Douglas County and Denver for Vehicular Assault

Men and women are charged with Vehicular Assault whenever a car or motorcycle is involved in physical contact with a person or a car, and someone is seriously injured. Sure, the law requires the vehicle was operated in a reckless manner, but that does not matter to police.  They let the court and district attorney figure that out later.  Get a criminal defense lawyer on your side when you are charged with Vehicular Assault.  

Introducing Contraband Into Jail Colorado Lawyer, C.R.S. 18-8-203 | Items Which are Contraband

Introducing-Contraband.jpgIntroducing Contraband Attorney for the Arapahoe County Jail and the Douglas County Jail

If you try and mail or otherwise sneak in a prohibited item to the Arapahoe County Jail or the Douglas County Jail, you will be charged in court with Introducing Contraband in the first or second degree. In Aurora, Centennial, Littleton or Castle Rock, this crime can be charged in two distinct ways: First Degree Introduction of Contraband is a class 4 felony, and Second Degree Introduction of Contraband is a class 6 felony. Which of these charges you get depends on the item the defendant was trying to get into the jail or prison. Remember, someone can be charged with Introduction of Contraband for mailing a prohibited item, handing it off during a visit, or tossing something over a fence.

Protection Orders and Restraining Orders in Denver and Douglas County - We Can Help

Protection-Order-Restrainin.jpgRestraining Order Attorneys in Denver | Protection Orders in Douglas County - Two Types Nearly the Same

Two types of protection orders exist in Denver and Douglas County: criminal mandatory protection order, C.R.S. 18-1-1001, and civil protection order, C.R.S. 13-14-106. They are very similar.  The punishment for violating a protection order is dependent on the type of restraining order that was in place. These orders operate to limit a person's contact with certain other people; they can limit consumption of alcohol, prohibit the use / possess / purchase a firearm, and they have various other provisions which may inconvenience you. Read about Protection Orders in Domestic Violence Cases.

Charged with Theft in Denver? It May be Easier Than You Think, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Charged-with-Theft.jpgTheft Definition for Courts in the Denver Metro Area

Theft has been a constant problem in every society as long as people have been around. In the Denver Metro area Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is defined as knowingly obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception; ... A person can also be charged with Theft if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen." Notice the terms "knowingly" and "believes" in both parts of the definition. It is often difficult to understand what a person knows or believes when they do things. Police and prosecutors won't spend much time trying to determine if a person thought they had a right to use property before making an arrest or filing Theft charges in Denver. Instead, they assume the worse and file charges. Ultimately, they let a jury or judge to determine their fate.  Read the formal definition of Theft.

Plea Bargain or Jury Trial in Arapahoe County, Colorado - A Lawyer's Considerations

Plea-Bargain-Jury-Trial.jpgJury Trial and Plea Bargains in Arapahoe County - Factors to Consider

Every case has the potential to go to jury trial or settle by Plea Bargain. None have the option of a judge trial, because that is always a bad idea. Choosing whether to take your Arapahoe County criminal charges to a jury trial or settle the case, have many considerations. In today's blog, let's study some of these. Read About Jury trial Considerations in Colorado.

Internet Luring of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-306, Denver Attorneys Protecting the Falsely Accused

Internet-Luring-Falsely-Acc.jpgDenver Internet Luring Attorney - False Allegations are Common

When parents hear about Internet Luring of a Child in the Denver metro area, it understandably triggers feelings of fear and disgust. But if you think that is bad, consider the feelings you might have if you are falsely accused of Internet Luring of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-306, anywhere in Colorado. We have made it our duty to protect people who have been falsely accused or overcharged with sex crimes. We are often seen as the best line of defense between the falsely accused and a biased legal system which has a presumption of guilt. Public opinion is already heavily against the accused when it comes to sex crimes, and that is exactly why you need the best Denver Criminal lawyer. Call for help if you are ever accused of Internet Luring of a Child in Denver.

Sexual Assault in Adams County and Thornton | One Night Stands Are Dangerous

One-Night-Stands.jpgAdams County Lawyer for Sexual Assault Charges | Sex is Now More Dangerous

Rape and Sexual Assault allegations against men are swift and sure. You make a woman unhappy or she feels guilty the next morning after having a one night stand with you? You go directly to jail. There are too many cops just waiting for a chance to rescue a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted. The Adams County Sheriff's Department is filled with detectives wanting to earn their badge and look tough on crime. There are too many rewards for Brighton police officers if they arrest a "perp" accused of sexual assault. The truth need not be considered. No longer is getting an STD the most dangerous reason not to have sex with a stranger.

Get Out of Jail Bail / Bond Lawyer - Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Bail-Bond-Attorney.jpgDenver Bond / Bail Release From Jail Lawyer

Getting out of jail is critical and job #1 for anyone in the Denver County Jail. When your friend or family member has been arrested, you need to know how to post a bail / bond or get the bond down to a reasonable level fast.  Read How to Bail or Bond Someone Out of Jail.

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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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