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What To Do When Someone is Arrested in Denver, Colorado

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7 Steps After Someone is Arrested in Denver

If a friend or family member of yours has been arrested in Denver, Colorado, you might be wondering what to do.  If this arrest is a first time occurrence, you may be stressed out and worried; you want to help as much as you can, and you don't want to make the situation worse. As Defense Attorneys, we know that the items in the following list will help you be prepared and know what initial steps to take after a loved one has been taken to jail.

Drug Testing with Fingerprint Analyzers & Saliva in Denver, Colorado

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

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What is Internet Luring of a Child in Jefferson County, Colorado?

Like many sexual crimes, Internet Luring of a Child can be charged in Jefferson County, Colorado, based on the word of a police officer or private citizen. Typically, we see these charges when a child is in trouble and they want to divert attention from themselves. In other cases, they are angry at someone for taking away their cell phone as discipline. Whatever the reason, when you are contacted by police asking questions, you need the immediate help of an Arvada, Wheat Ridge or Lakewood criminal defense lawyer who has been there many times before.

Identity Theft vs. Criminal Possession of a Financial Device Lawyer

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Identity Theft and Criminal Possession of a Financial Device: Two Very Similar Crimes in Denver

While it is true these crimes can be different, parts of Identity Theft and Criminal Possession of a Financial Device are nearly identical in Denver courts.  Let's take a look at each crime and then focus in on the clear similarities.

Burglary Three Types: C.R.S. 18-4-202, 18-4-203 and 18-4-204

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What is Burglary's Definition in Adams County Colorado?

A person can be charged with Burglary in Adams County when he or she is accused of "unlawfully breaking into a dwelling or other enclosure," like a safe, "with the intent to commit a crime other than trespassing". The underlying other crime does not matter, but it must be proven that the person intended to commit another crime (not Burglary) once they got inside the house or building. Theft is the most common underlying crime that those who are charged with burglary are also accused of. If the person breaking into a building was doing it simply to stay warm, only Trespassing should be filed. Aggressive prosecutors will file both Burglary and Trespassing, to see which sticks. Burglary vs. Theft - How Different?

Felony DUI in Colorado? A DUI / DWAI Lawyer Explains

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Felony DUI Lawyer | Denver DUI Felony Rules

You are safe from a Felony DUI if you have not had three prior qualifying DUI / DWAI convictions in Colorado. This includes some non-alcohol convictions. However, you can still face some pretty serious Denver County Jail time, with a misdemeanor charge. Plus, a law change from last August requires a mandatory period of jail if the judge decides to give you probation on a 4th DUI.

Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries Lawyer in Denver

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Hit and Run, Leaving the Scene and Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries in Arapahoe County

One crime has accumulated three names: Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries, Hit and Run, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Due to publicity involving traffic deaths, penalties have skyrocketed for this crime. Located at C.R.S. 42-4-1601, you can now be charged with a felony if someone is injured or killed, and you leave the accident scene. A Colorado driver must stop and render aid and call police following an accident in Arapahoe County. This law is to make sure that the injured party has a chance of getting medical care.

DUI / DWAI Breathalyzer & Blood Test Inaccuracies in Denver, Colorado

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Denver County Lawyer for DUI / DWAI Blood and Breath Tests

Police officers like those in Denver County are always searching for methods to make their jobs easier and ways to justify their DUI / DWAI charges. As the technological world progresses, along comes advanced mechanisms like Breathalyzers and Blood Tests, that are not as accurate, reliable, or carefully monitored as those in the Colorado judicial system would lead you to believe. Our criminal Defense Lawyers are experienced in recognizing false readings. Difference Between DUI and DWAI.

Manslaughter in Adams County - An Accidental Death Charge

Manslaughter in Denver County, Colorado

Manslaughter has a broad reach in criminal cases in Denver and Adams County. It is used as a clean-up type charge, when other charges might not fit quite right. No matter the conduct, when someone dies and it is related to your conduct, prosecutors may file Manslaughter charges. This crime is not limited to a certain type of conduct - anything may qualify. Manslaughter Charges from Accidents.

Polygraph Use in Court and Douglas County Criminal Cases

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Using a Polygraph or Lie Detector Test in Colorado Courts

Criminal defense lawyers use the Polygraph outside of Douglas County Court, because it is seen as unreliable. Judges have decided that important decisions need to have a more sound tool, than a Polygraph, which is sometimes called a lie detector test in Parker and Castle Rock, Colorado. This is the official policy of courts, speaking out of the left side of their mouth. When they speak out of the right side of their mouth, they tell a different story.

Differences of Impersonating a Peace Officer and Criminal Impersonation

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Impersonating a Peace Officer Compared to Criminal Impersonation in Arapahoe County

The two Colorado impersonation crimes which sound the same are Impersonating a Peace Officer and Criminal Impersonation. In Arapahoe County, Colorado, they mean very different things, yet are subject to similar penalties and sentences. Both are a class 6 felony. Let's learn more about them.

Jefferson County, Colorado Obstruction of Telephone Service Lawyer

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Obstructing a Telephone Call or Service in Denver County Courts

If you hinder or interfere with someone making a phone call, you can be charged with a misdemeanor crime called Obstruction of Telephone Service. Colorado lawmakers are worried that the person you prevent from making a call could be calling Denver Police about you. But, it does not need to be an attempt to call Police. Let's look at the definition of Obstruction of Telephone Service in Colorado.

Unlawful Sexual Contact as a Misdemeanor or Felony in Denver?

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Felony and Misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Contact Denver Criminal Attorney

The vast majority of Unlawful Sexual Contact cases are charged as a misdemeanor in Denver. A common example is a High School student moving too fast for his date. He touches her breasts and she goes home and tells her parents who call the police. But even the misdemeanor version of this crime is significant, because it is a sexual offense which requires registration as a sex offense and sex offender treatment. Never talk to police about these charges so your Denver Criminal Lawyer can put forth a strong defense for you.

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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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