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Temporary & Permanent Protection / Restraining Orders in Denver

Denver Lawyer for Temporary and Permanent Protection / Restraining Orders

Temporary and Permanent Protection / Restraining Orders under C.R.S. 13-14-102 in Denver County are a firmly established part of the law. They require the detailed attention and understanding of a lawyer who can help you in the fight. Many people unwisely try to represent themselves in these cases and end up with a permanent restraining order which prevents gun or firearm possession. It is best to get an experienced lawyer to help you for several reasons.


Adams County & Jefferson County Assault of a Peace Officer Charges

Be careful in Adams County and Jefferson County when dealing with Peace Officers. Most any situation where you touch a police officer will be seen as Assault on a Peace Officer, and will require mandatory prison. All that is needed is for a person to intend to prevent an officer from performing a lawful duty, and intentionally causing bodily injury to the officer.


Disorderly Conduct Charges in Douglas County

In driving cases, police use Careless Driving as the catch-all charge when they want to write a ticket and the facts fit no other crimes. With criminal cases, Disorderly Conduct, C.R.S. 18-9-106, is the wild card crime. It fits so many circumstances that police officers charge it when a person is just being ornery and no other crimes fit. As with so many crimes, alcohol use often accompanies Disorderly Conduct in Denver and Douglas County, Colorado. When someone has too much to drink, they are loud, yelling, and simply disturbing others who are trying to sleep. Under these circumstances, they are frequently charged.

Denver Lawyer for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft

Juvenile Theft of Pickup Truck in Colorado Springs

Two nights ago in El Paso County, Colorado Springs, a group of teens were arrested after stealing a pickup truck, refusing to pull over for officers, and eventually fleeing on foot. Juveniles often do not realize the severity of these crimes that seem fun at the time, but will end with severe penalties. One night's joyride could mean trouble getting into college, finding housing, and obtaining a job later in life. This is why it is so important that if your child is facing theft charges, that you hire an experienced lawyer to help protect their future.

Adams County Protection / Restraining Orders, C.R.S. 13-14-102

Civil & Criminal Protection / Restraining Orders in Adams County

Protection / Restraining Orders come in two sizes in Adams County and throughout Colorado: the Civil Court type and the Criminal Court type. In each, courts are quick to give the order, and slow to recognize the consequences of the order.

Petty Theft to Felony Possession of Burglary Tools in Denver, Colorado

What is Petty Theft in Denver, Colorado?

Most people are unaware that a Petty Theft charge can quickly turn into a Felony Burglary case. In Denver, Parker, and Northglenn, Petty Theft occurs when an individual takes another's property into their own possession (under $50). This could be a pack of gum from a supermarket, a pair of jeans from a department store, or a pair of shoes from a store in the Colorado Mills Mall. Petty Theft in Colorado is usually an offense that is punishable by a ticket with a fine attached or maybe a summons to appear in court.

Internet Luring of a Child - Police Sting in Colorado


Police Sting for Internet Luring in Mesa County

Earlier this year, a man from Mesa County was convicted of Internet Luring, after a police set up a meeting with him. Police, posing as a 14 year-old boy, caught multiple men who were seeking to have sex with a minor (a child under 18 years-old) through sting operations. According to the article by The Daily Sentinel, the man in question plead "not-guilty" but also chose not to be represented by a lawyer. He presented no evidence and did not make a closing argument for himself. He was convicted within 30 minutes.

Child Contact Assessment in Douglas County - Sexual Assault on a Child Cases

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A Child Contact Assessment (formerly called a "Parental Risk Assessment"), is required before a Sexual Assault on a Child sex offender is permitted to have any contact with children, usually their own. The CCA involves assessing the offender's attachment style, empathy, abililty for family stability, their parenting involvement/skills, general stability, non-sexual criminal risk, mental/emotional health, arousal to/sexual interest in minor children, historical sexual behaviors, cognitive distortions, and responsibility and level of denial. It seems crazy to think that a stranger assesing all of these things has the power to keep you from your family, especially since it is usually assumed that Sex Offenders have an irreparable character flaw. This belief is taken to the extreme and often becomes an excuse to victimize families. Therapists and probation officers are quick to shift blame for their secondary victimization of an offender's children back to the offender.

What is Criminal Impersonation in Denver, Colorado?


Criminal Impersonation Attorney in Denver

Criminal Impersonation is charged when someone in Denver takes on the identity of another. Usually this is done for important purposes, like trying to avoid getting a traffic ticket or taking money from another by fraud. Someone with a suspended license might tell a police officer that they lost their ID, and then give the name of someone else. This crime comes to light when the real person named fails to show up in court. After being arrested for an FTA (Failure to Appear), the person comes up with the likely suspect and then the correct person is charged with an additional felony - Criminal Impersonation.

Unlawful Sexual Contact Charges in Adams County


Adams County, Colorado, Unlawful Sexual Contact Charges

If a man or woman in Adams County subjects anyone to sexual contact without their consent, they can be charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact. What does this mean? It means that unwanted sexual advances will land you in hot water with the Thornton Police and could mean a future of Sex Offender Registration and Sex Offender Treatment if you are convicted. I'm reminded of a video surveillance clip I saw recently of a waitress in a restaurant. As she organizes menus, a man walks by and gropes her butt. He chose the wrong person to mess with, as the waitress grabbed him by the collar as he walked away, and forces him roughly into a chair.

Theft From an At-Risk Person in Denver, Colorado


Lawyer for Theft From an At Risk Person Charges in Denver

In Denver, Theft charges can be serious enough on their own to warrant the need for an experienced defense lawyer. However, what you may not realize is that if you stole from an at risk person, you will be facing additional penalties. Last month, a woman in Nulca, Colorado faced felony charges for doing just that. Posing as a caretaker for an elderly man, the woman used the man's debit card to steal $3,743. Not only does she face charges for Theft and crimes against an at risk person, but also unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.



Douglas County Police Record Calls From Victim

Did you know that police in Douglas County have a machine where they can input a phone number they want to show up on the caller ID of a phone (including cell phone) they call? This allows them to have an alleged victim of a Sexual Assault offense call their accused and make it look like they are calling from their home or cell. In reality, they are calling from the police department. The call is recorded and police coach the accuser during the call.



Adams County & Jefferson County Prohibited Use of Weapons Charges

It is shockingly easy to get charged with Prohibited Use of Weapons, C.R.S. 18-12-106, in Adams County - Just ask our clients.One man was target practicing on his personal property in a rural area and was put in handcuffs. Another client tried to scare a bear away from his campsite by shooting into the ground, and was arrested in Jefferson County for Prohibited Use of Weapons.

Arapahoe County Charges for Obstructing a Peace Officer


Obstructing a Peace Officer in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Last month, a Colorado woman was sentenced to 3 years in prison after committing a variety of crimes, one of which was Obstructing a Peace Officer. She had helped a man evade police after he shot and killed another man. Police Officers like those in Arapahoe County want you to help them in any way you can, and if you make their job difficult for them in any way, they will not hesitate to charge you with Obstructing a Peace Officer.

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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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