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Your Juvenile Accused of Touching Another Child in Douglas County? Children Accused of Sexual Assault

Juvenile Sexual Assault Allegations in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Parker

Juvenile Sexual Assault usually involves the knowing touching of the private parts of one child by another. There are few more harmful allegations for your teen or preteen to be facing. Why? Because Colorado law is harsh on kids, just like it is on adults, when allegations of sexual abuse arise. Juvenile Sexual Assault in Colorado.

Jury Trials in Colorado Courts: Why Judges Don't Like Them | A Denver Criminal Lawyer Explains

Colorado Constitutional Right to a Jury Trial

Jury trials in Colorado courts are the salvation of the accused. Judges impose biased restrictions in advance of any conviction, at the request of a district attorney. There is a presumption of guilt, with the excuse of "public safety". After 25 years working as a criminal defense lawyer, I understand why judges don't like jury trials, despite the United States and Colorado Constitutions guarantee of a right to jury trial. The reasons can be summed up in two words, "TIME" and "BIAS". Advantage of a Jury Trial.

Children Contact When Accused of a Sexual Assault Crime in Arapahoe County and Douglas County

Douglas County Child Contact: Criminal Attorney Helping Parents & Kids

Contact with your kids is automatically restricted by a judge in Arapahoe County if you have been accused of a sex crime. Judges fear another victim may result if they let you have time with your kids. Some judges in Douglas County are so severe, that they won't let you have time around your kids even if it is supervised. This is without a double a presumption of guilt - not the constitutional presumption of innocence. This position is not motivated from child protection concerns, but career protection.

Failure to Appear in Courts: Denver Attorney on Missed Court Date

Missed Court Date = FTA: How to Handle Your Arrest Warrant in Denver

Failure to Appear in Courts or FTA: Nothing makes a worse impression on a judge than when you miss your court date. It tells the judge that you found something more important to do, or that you don't have the self discipline to get your body to court. Their response is always the same: an arrest warrant is issued for you. The bottom line is to read your ticket's court date.

Witness Tampering is a Vague Line in Denver and Jefferson County

Jefferson County and Denver County Lawyer for Witness Tampering

Witness Tampering is what police charge in Jefferson and Denver County, when you or a family member talk with a victim or witness about what they have said to police, or are going to say at trial. There is a fine and vague line which is only crossed when a cop feels you are hurting their case. District Attorneys love to manipulate these conversations their advantage. Imagine you on the witness stand and the DA asks you, "Ms. Smith, isn't it true that you called witness Jones and talked about his testimony?" "You did not call witness Jones to get him to testify against your son, did you?" You can instantly cross into dangerous territory. More information on Witness Tampering.

Public Indecency in Colorado: C.R.S. 18-7-301 | When You Got to Pee

Public Indecency in Jefferson County - Urinating in Public

Public Indecency can happen in the most unusual circumstances. A friend of mine lives in unincorporated Jefferson County. He told me that late one summer's night, there was a loud argument at a neighbor's home and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department came to investigate. Once things calmed down, and he thought everyone had had left, he heard a noise below his bedroom window. There he found a Sheriff Deputy urinating in the bushes. My friend did not let the deputy know that he saw him - but was amused with the potential report. My friend said that he was in a situation once where he really had to pee and did the same thing. So, he was not going to call in a report on the deputy. If you have to go, and a deputy is called, don't expect the same kindness. Public Indecency

Burglary - C.R.S. 18-4-202, 18-4-203, & 18-4-204 | A Colorado Defense Attorney's Breakdown

How is Burglary Different from Theft in Jefferson County?

I've heard people talk about Burglary when they are really talking about theft, and also the other way around. Burglary is very different than Theft. A person can be charged with Burglary in Jefferson County without taking or trying to take anything of value. Theft, on the other hand, is all about taking something that does not belong to that person, and the value of the object stolen will determine how serious the Theft charge is in Jefferson County, Colorado. Burglary

Stalking in Arapahoe County: Follow a Friend or Lover and Go to the Arapahoe County Jail

Stalking and Drama in Aurora and Golden, Colorado Courts

In the drama dependent lives of many today, a chance to call police and say you are being stalked is great social media fodder. Colorado lawmakers make it easy: allege you are being followed and that you were threatened, and presto, an instant story where you are queen for the day.

Probation and Dogs that Bite: Understanding a Denver Probation Officer

Denver Probation and Probation Revocation Complaint

When your dog bites someone, should he be trusted to roam freely? No, he needs to be taught not to bite people and carefully controlled in the process. After all, as his owner, you are responsible for civil losses and potential criminal charges if he bites again. This illustration has remarkable similarities to people on probation and Probation Revocation Complaints. Read about Probation Officers.

Murder and Aggravated Robbery Attorney in Denver and Arapahoe County, Colorado

Aurora and Denver Murder / Aggravated Robbery Lawyers

Three men were charged in the Robbery, Homicide and Felony Murder in the shooting death of a Denver taxi driver. One 17 year old pled guilty and received 25 years in prison, and a 19 year old received 38 years. The last man just entered his guilty pleas and is set for sentencing in September.

Criminal Trespass in Colorado, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, 504

Trespassing in Arapahoe County

Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, and 504, is charged under one of three different statutes in Arapahoe County depending on the circumstances of allegations. Today's blog will explain the differences between the types of Criminal Trespass.

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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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