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October 2018 Archives

When Can a Juvenile Be Convicted of a Crime in Denver?


Juvenile Crime Conviction in Denver, Colorado

In some cases, but not all, juveniles in Denver, Colorado who have violated the law can be convicted of a crime, so long as they are at least 10 years old. Only when the juvenile is at least 16 years old, can the District Attorney file adult charges, where a conviction may result. This filing process is called a Direct File or Direct Filing. Recently, the Colorado governor signed a law into place which raised the age limit from 14 to 16 years old, when the DA may do a Direct File on a juvenile. The new law allows DAs to charge young kids as adults in murder, violent sex crimes, kidnapping and assaults which are violent. Juveniles charged via the Direct File can appeal to a district judge, who gets to say whether or not the child should be tried as an adult.

Understanding Colorado's Laws: What is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification?


Jefferson County Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Law

It's important to be aware of and understand Colorado's laws, as breaking them can result in penalties such as a jail or prison sentence, fines, probation, parole, sex offender treatment, and counseling, depending on the crime. Our goal at O'Malley and Sawyer is to help protect your future when you have been charged with a criminal offense in Jefferson County. Today's topic: Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6.

Criminal Trespass Charges Against Denver Broncos Backup Quarterback


Arapahoe County Lawyer for Charges of Trespassing

Earlier this week in Arapahoe County, the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback was arrested. His crime? According to the article by The Denver Post, Chad Kelley was standing outside of a couple's home, which prompted the couple to call Englewood Police. Before the police arrived, Kelley entered the home and sat down on the couch next to the woman, "mumbling incoherently". Kelley was hit with a vacuum cleaner tube from behind by the man, and before the police arrived, Kelley had left. According to ESPN, the QB had been "acting up" at a team party and had been asked to leave, prior to trespassing in the couple's home. Kelley is facing charges of criminal trespass, is out on bond, and has been released from the Denver Broncos.

Denver Attorney for Indecent Exposure


Drunk Man on Flight Charged with Indecent Exposure

This past summer, a Colorado man traveling from Denver to Charleston on a Frontier flight was arrested after committing numerous criminal offenses during the flight. According to the article, after drinking too much alcohol the man proceeded to grope a passenger and, after being moved to the back of the plane, proceeded to urinate on the seat in front of him. His charges include assault, interfering with a flight crew, and indecent exposure. Any of these charges can have an impact on someone's future, and if accused it is important to have an experienced defense attorney to represent you in court.

Understanding Colorado's Laws: What is Forgery?


Denver Forgery Laws

It's important to be aware of and to understand Denver, Colorado's laws, as breaking them can result in penalties such as a jail or prison sentence, fines, probation, parole, treatment, and counseling, depending on the crime. Our goal at O'Malley and Sawyer is to help you protect your future, if you have been charged with a criminal offense in Denver. Today's topic: Forgery, C.R.S. 18-5-102.



1. Good Lawyers Are Not Cheap, but Cheap Lawyers Are Expensive in Denver, Colorado:

With Driving Under the Influence charges (DUI / DWAI), cheap lawyers in Denver have a mindset which relates to having a large volume of clients. They want many cases, provide little care for the client, and charge low fees. They want to get your payment, quickly plea bargain the case, and move on to the next client. I've even seen these lawyers promise to get someone off without seeing any evidence. Cheap lawyers can also use unethical methods to obtain clients. The retain people like bail bondsmen, car impound workers, EMT personnel, or police to solicit you. A lawyer who pays people to recommend them is a violation of the Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct. Good lawyers work for client referrals by providing quality service. As a result, they are referred more business. They take the necessary time to work a case and know that justice takes time. A lawyer needs to invest time reviewing and investigating your case, collecting videos, gathering police reports, ordering medical records and obtaining witness statements. Denver area prosecutors know DUI / DWAI lawyers who come prepared to court and conduct trials with professionalism. They also know lawyers who give up a conviction in order to avoid working too much on a case. In the end, trying to save a few hundred dollars on your lawyer fee can cost you much more.

Sexual Assault On A Child - Denver Lawyers Are Here To Help You

SAOC.jpgSexual Assault on a Child - False Accusations in Adams County, Colorado

A Sexual Assault on a Child (C.R.S. 18-3-405) accusation in Adams County, Colorado is about the most terrifying experience a person will ever face. The Thornton Police Department and Adams County District Attorney's Office know that it takes little more than the word of one person to win a SAOC case and to put another person in prison. To make matters worse, the culture across America has a strong bias against the accused. 

Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation in Denver, Colorado


What is Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation in Denver?

Sex Offenders have the strictest and most highly supervised probation in comparison to any others Colorado crimes. The Sex Offender Management Board does not want to be blamed if someone reoffends, and believing that any sex offender will commit another sex offense if given the chance, they do their best to make sure that chance will not happen. Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation is not an option for violent offenders or habitual offenders in Denver.

Fatal Injury of Colorado Springs Burglar


Burglar Shot in El Paso County

Last Saturday night, an intruder attempted to enter a home in El Paso County. Unfortunately for him, the homeowners had a gun and used it in self-defense. The would-be burglar was shot and continued to put up a fight, even after the Colorado Springs Police Officers arrived, forcing them to use a Taser. The suspect was taken to a hospital, and eventually died from his injuries. While the case is considered an active homicide investigation, chances are the couple will not face charges, being protected by Colorado's "Make My Day" law.



Place to Sleep in Exchange For Sex - Solicitation in Jefferson County

Moral changes in American culture is a given. The latest proof is that men are offering women a place to live in exchange for sex. The question which naturally arises is whether "friends with benefits" is considered a form of Prostitution. Additionally, what sort of a risk do men incur when they place an advertisement for this type of arrangement on Craigslist - can it be Solicitation in Jefferson County? Read What's the Difference Between Prostitution and Solicitation.

Domestic Violence - An "Add-On" Crime in Adams County

denver-domestic-violence-lawyer-attorney.jpgAdams County Charges of Domestic Violence

In Adams County cities like Thornton and Commerce City, Domestic Violence is a common "add-on" crime. It is never charged by itself, rather it is considered a sentence enhancer, adding additional penalties to other Colorado crimes such as Harassment, Assault, Menacing, and Stalking. Its broad definition makes it easy to be charged with Domestic Violence, and Adams County Sheriffs, Judges, and district attorneys will assume your guilt and side with the "victim."

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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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