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Heat of Passion Criminal Defenses: Lawyer in Arapahoe County

Heat of Passion: Attorneys' Defenses for Criminal Charges in Douglas County, Colorado

Heat of Passion for sentencing is a unique defense in Douglas County courts, which can greatly reduce your potential time to serve in the Colorado Department of Corrections prison. Heat of Passion is similar to an "irresistible impulse," but not one of the affirmative defenses, which can result in a complete win. Let's look at two examples used in Arapahoe County.

Affirmative Defense in a Criminal Case - What is This Denver Criminal Lawyer Defense?

Affirmative-Defense.jpgSelf Defense is an Affirmative Defense in Jefferson County

In many cases, the accused can say yes, I committed the crime, but I had a legal justification for what I did. A good example to start with is the defense lawyer's affirmative defense of Self Defense or Defense of Another Person, located at C.R.S. 18-1-704. This Jefferson County affirmative defense says that although you admit doing what you did, it was to protect you or another person from harm. If successful, this defense can completely defeat any criminal liability when a person is accused of a crime. Society has decided that we can defend ourselves and the welfare of others from what we reasonably believe to be the unlawful application of force by another.  Read about the Affirmative Defense of Insanity.

Entrapment in Colorado, an Affirmative Defense?

Colorado Entrapment, is an affirmative defense which essentially says the government has encouraged or procured your violation of the law to such an extent that you would not have done so without their procurement.  Affirmative defenses essentially say, "yes, I've committed the crime, but I have a legal trump to the charges" against me in Denver, Jefferson County or Douglas County.

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