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Passwords to Police is a Big No - No | Arapahoe County Defense Lawyer

Passwords: Don't Give to Police in Arapahoe County, Aurora or Littleton

Many crimes today occur through the use of technology devices like cell phones, tablets, PC computers and Mac computers. Whether your alleged crime involves unlawful sexual conduct, harassment by text or an economic theft crime, police want access to your electronic device to convict you. So, never give police access to your computer or cell phone - even when they start giving you threats or promises. Police lie. Police Officer Mindset and Motivation.

Intimidating a Witness or Victim and Aggravated Intimidation Lawyer in Denver

Jefferson County Intimidating a Witness or Victim and Aggravated Intimidation - Stopping False Allegations

In many cases, family and friends of someone in jail want to stop a witness or victim from falsely testifying against their family member. In an effort to stop witnesses from making false allegations, they will pressure or outright threaten the potential witness. This is a crime known as Intimidating a Witness or Victim. If the act of intimidation is actually committed, and a deadly weapon is used, then the crime increases to Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness or Victim. More on What is Intimidating a Witness.

Westminster Municipal Court Criminal Mischief Lawyer in Denver

Criminal Mischief Domestic Violence Attorney in Westminster Colorado Municipal Court

The Westminster, Colorado crime of Criminal Mischief is a difficult thing to predict. It encompasses a broad area involving the breaking of something of someone else. The really difficult part to understand, is that if the "something" you break belongs to you and someone else jointly, like a drinking glass, a car, or a wall in your house, you can still be charged. Westminster Police frequently charge this crime in their city court as part of an act of domestic violence. When that occurs, a standardized treatment program of Domestic Violence treatment will be required. Additionally, your firearm rights are at risk. Westminster Municipal Court.

Douglas County Criminal Mischief Attorney - Protect Your Future

Criminal Mischief in Douglas County, C.R.S. 18-4-501 - A Crime with Many Penalties

Criminal Mischief, C.R.S. 18-4-501, is a crime about damage to the property of others. It has a wide range of penalties. It can be charged as a class 3 Felony in an Douglas County District Court, or all the way down to a much less serious class 2 misdemeanor in Arapahoe County Courts. The class of crime charged in Criminal Mischief is dependent on the amount of damage a defendant causes. If a defendant is found guilty, he or she can expect to pay restitution for the damage in addition to whatever fine the court may impose. Arapahoe Criminal Mischief.

Prostitution Public Nuisance - Car Confiscation in Denver

Public Nuisance Law in Denver - An Attorney's View

Denver has the practice of setting up prostitution stings for profit. It is no longer about getting "Johns" or prostitutes off the street. Now, the City of Denver has found a way to profit from the violation of a law. For anyone who approaches their pretty officer posting as a prostitute, the City takes their car and sells it for profit. Denver Public Nuisance Law.

Double Jeopardy in Denver Courts and Criminal Cases

The Constitutional Law of Double Jeopardy in Denver Courts

Double Jeopardy is a rule of law which prevents a person from being charged twice in courts for the same offense. Without this rule, Denver government could keep charging you over and over again until they obtained a conviction. It provides finality to a very important matter: the government trying to take away your freedom. If a person is voted guilty or not guilty by a jury, the matter is put to rest once and for all. A jury deadlock can still result in another trial, because no final verdict was obtained. Some Rules of Jeopardy.

No-Contest and Nolo Contendere Pleas in Denver Courts

What is a No-Contest / Nolo Contendere Plea in Denver Courts?

In a criminal case, those charged with crimes are called the defendant.  At some point, the defendant must decide how he will respond to the charges against him.  This is called his "plea".  He generally pleads guilty or not guilty.  In some courts, he will be permitted a third option, and that is to plead No Contest or Nolo Contendere.  It can also be referred to as an Alford plea.  The effect of this plea is important to many defendants. Read more about Plea Bargains.

Denver Assault Charge in the Municipal / General Sessions Court

Assault Charges in Denver General Sessions Court - Lawyer for Municipal Court of Denver Domestic Violence

The Denver Municipal Court, also known as the General Sessions Court, and the Municipal Court, has different charges for minor crimes than does Denver County Court. The Municipal Code of Denver frequently deals with charges of Assault, Section 38-93. Denver City Court Charges

Denver Patronizing and Prostitution Lawyer | Soliciting vs. Patronizing: What is the Difference?

Denver Police Prostitution Stings for Soliciting and Patronizing Prostitutes

Denver Police are infamous with their prostitution stings on east Colfax. Lakewood Police prefer west Colfax. Whichever the location, attractive women stand on a corner looking available for men. Once the man stops, the woman officer leads them into conversations about sex, and they are directed to wait for the woman around the corner, where patrol officers wait. Prostitution and Solicitation.

Denver Extradition Lawyer and the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act

Extradition and a Governor's Warrant in Denver

It happened again today, like it happens many times a year. Someone called from out of state to ask questions about a Governor's Warrant for Extradition to Colorado, after a family member's arrest. This warrant is a request between states to have a person arrested and released to Colorado. Under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act, member states must follow set procedures and timeliness to extradite someone back here for court. The arrested person is forced to wait for Colorado to send a jail van for a one to two week trip back to Colorado. Extradition

Enticement of a Child Lawyer in Denver, C.R.S. 18-3-305

Child-Enticement-Lawyer.jpgWhen Enticement of a Child Charges are Filed in Douglas County, Jurors are Ready to Convict

Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, allegations are frequently brought to the Douglas County District Attorneys' Office. If prosecutors think they can convince a jury that a person tried to persuade a child, 14 years old or under, to enter a vehicle, building, room, or secluded place, with the intent to commit sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact, they will file charges. DAs don't need clear evidence of the crime. They just need a child claiming it happened, and they are plentiful. A jury is willing to convict on Enticment allegations and the sad news is that the reasonable doubt burden of proof, is not important.

Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft of a Car, Truck or Motorcycle in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Motor-Vehicle-Theft.jpgIs Joy Riding in a Car Always Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in Colorado?

I often see people over charged or charged with crimes that don't fit the conduct. Some district attorneys are smart enough to recognize this and do the right thing. But, in other cases, they don't care about what is right and push for a conviction unrelated to what my client really did. That is where we come in as defense attorneys. With the crime of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, you can get hit much harder than you should be hit, for a small act of forgetfulness or for joyriding. Committing another crime using a stolen car is a felony.

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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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